Sparking controversy, McAuliffe breaks with Dems over gas pipeline

Kenric Ward
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Sep 03, 2014 5:00 AM
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Sparking controversy, McAuliffe breaks with Dems over gas pipeline

VERONA, Va. – While his national party leaders fight the Keystone XL Pipeline project across America’s plains, Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe sparked a political firestorm Tuesday by touting a massive natural-gas line through Virginia.

“This project is a game changer for Virginia’s economy, and the benefits will be both immediate and long-lasting,” McAuliffe said.

Dominion Resources and AGL Resources – whose representatives flanked McAuliffe at a Richmond news conference — will oversee construction and operation of the $5 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline.