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New Group Backs Gas Pipeline Through Va., W.Va. and NC

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Business and labor groups are uniting in support of a proposed 550-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a natural gas project aimed at bringing the fuel to the Southeast.

Called "EnergySure - Standing Up for Reliable Energy," the coalition claims the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, state building and construction trades and others. The group says its membership tops 100 organizations and businesses representing workers in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina.

Organizers say the group is standing behind the $5 billion project proposed by Dominion Resources and its partners, including Duke Energy.

The pipeline would deliver natural gas from wells in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania to the Southeast. Its proposed route through Virginia has stirred pockets of opposition and given rise organizations aimed at stopping it or altering its route.
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