“A trio of utility giants building a natural gas pipeline that would cut across the Appalachian Trail has spent more than $109 million lobbying federal lawmakers and officials since the $7.8 billion project was unveiled five years ago,” according to an analysis by MapLight, a Berkeley, CA-based non-profit organization that studies the influence of money in politics. While the funds spent not all spent on lobbying for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), it is fair to say that the cumulative influence impact of the combined lobbying expenditures of Dominion Energy, Duke Energy and Southern Company significantly enhanced the companies’ access and influence with lawmakers and other officials whose decisions were relevant to the ACP’s approval. To see the complete analysis, click here.

New Analysis Reveals ACP Owners Have Spent Over $109 Million in Lobbying
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