RICHMOND, Va., March 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Energy (NYSE: D) today provided the following statement in response to today's ruling from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals:
The Corps of Engineers spent four years on its environmental assessment of this project, going above and beyond what was required. We are disappointed this ruling dismisses that effort. The Skiffes Creek Transmission project remains a valid and vital line serving the 600,000 residents who live and work on the Peninsula.
We're committed to providing reliable, clean energy. Putting this line into service earlier this week is the culmination of years of regulatory, environmental and community engagement.
During the entirety of the construction process we worked to protect the environment in all of our operations. We will continue to keep reliability and environmental stewardship at the forefront as we evaluate the court's decision and determine our course of action.
About Dominion Energy
Nearly 7.5 million customers in 18 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, Va. The company is committed to sustainable, reliable, affordable and safe energy and is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy with about $100 billion of assets providing electric generation, transmission and distribution, as well as natural gas storage, transmission, distribution and import/export services. As one of the nation's leading solar operators, the company intends to reduce its carbon intensity 60 percent by 2030. Through its Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, as well as EnergyShare and other programs, Dominion Energy contributed nearly $35 million in 2018 to community causes. Please visit www.dominionenergy.com to learn more.
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