EnergySure, a coalition of business and labor interests in North Carolina Virginia, West Virginia, wrote Virginia Governor McAuliffe on November 17 to express its appreciation to Governor McAuliffe for support of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Thirty-One Virginia members signed the letter, which said:
The benefits of the project are vast and well-documented. Not only will the
Atlantic Coast Pipeline stimulate billions of dollars in economic development, create thousands of good-paying jobs, and promote cleaner air in Virginia, it will also save families and businesses hundreds of millions of dollars in energy costs each year. Securing our region’s energy supply will ensure that Virginia continues to attract the new industries and 21st century jobs that are essential to sustaining long-term economic growth.
The coalition was organized in June 2015 at Dominion’s instigation to demonstrate business support for the ACP. To date, the EnergySure website lists 220 members in the three states through which the ACP would traverse.