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New Report Details Corporate Influences at Play in Approval of Atlantic...

See below for a press release from the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter about their new study "highlighting the corporate influence, revolving door lobbyists, regulatory...

Does Dominion Buy Votes? Sure, But Not the Way You Think.

by Ivy Main, cross posted from Power for the People VA By Djembayz – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=26128831 Observers, critics, and even legislators agree...

Sen. Chap Petersen Proposes Ban on Political Contributions from Dominion Power,...

First let me just state the obvious: I have had a LOT of "issues" with Virginia State Sen. Chap Petersen over the past few...

Is Trump En Route to Violating the Constitution?

This piece is running this week in newspapers in my conservative congressional District (VA-06). ************ On January 20, Donald Trump is scheduled to take the oath...

Tom Farrell and Bob Blue: Dirty Politics and Dirty Dominion Power

Dominion, Virginia’s largest utility, has a state monopoly to provide electricity to much of the Commonwealth, and, overall, it does its job keeping our...

The “Virginia Way”: Paragon of Virtue or Cesspool of Corruption? Take...

I just finished a new book on the "Virginia Way," which I will review momentarily. But first, here are some quotes on said "Virginia...

What Virginia Speaker Bill “ALEC” Howell Leaves Out of His Statement...

See anything missing here from ALEC Board member and Virginia House Speaker Bill "Legalized Corruption" Howell? The strength of the American legal system is measured...

Supposedly “Regulated” Utility Dominion Power Continues Efforts to Buy Our Government

Check out that image, from last weekend's DPVA convention, and note who the top "supporter" of the 2016 state "JJ Dinner" was. That's right,...

Audio: For Anyone Still Confused About Why Bob McDonnell’s Actions Were...

With the corruption case of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell heading to the Supreme Court tomorrow, the Kojo Nnamdi Show earlier today took an...

Dominion Power Play Not Playing Well Across Virginia

Dominion's bill to shield its books from public scrutiny until 2020, with help from the many legislators it has purchased, is not getting a very good reception across the Commonwealth.  Here's a sampling of the THUMBS-DOWN reviews:

AP/Staunton News Leader:

Sen. Frank Wagner is the chief sponsor of legislation that would weaken state oversight of Dominion Virginia Power's rate setting. The move could help the utility giant's bottom line and its shareholders, of which Wagner is one.[...] As a regulated monopoly, Dominion has a strong interest in staying on good terms with state lawmakers. The utility is the biggest corporate donor to state political campaigns and is the most generous gift-giver to state lawmakers. [...] most lawmakers who own the company's stock did vote for the legislation.

Jeff Shapiro, Richmond Times-Dispatch: