Virginia LCV responds to Dominion press statement attacking authors of critical report

For Immediate Release:
Monday, Dec. 17, 2018

Lee Francis | Deputy Director
Virginia League of Conservation Voters
(804) 225-1902 |


RICHMOND – Today, in response to a new report indicating that the average Dominion Energy ratepayer pays approximately $250 a year in unnecessary electricity costs, Dominion Energy attempted to invalidate the authors of the report and mentioned the Virginia League of Conservation Voters in doing so.

In response, Michael Town, executive director of Virginia LCV, issued the following statement:

“Virginia LCV is confused as to why Dominion Energy felt it necessary to invoke our organization in their recent press release.

Clean Virginia and Virginia LCV may have different missions; however, both of our organizations recognize that Dominion, for decades, has taken advantage, manipulated, and abused the political and legislative processes that regulate their activities.

Both of our organizations agree that this needs to end and Clean Virginia’s report accurately highlights the burden that Dominion’s greed and corrupt dealings places on Virginia households.

It makes sense that Dominion Energy is lashing out at environmental groups following a couple weeks where nothing has really gone their way. Dominion’s business model breeds corruption – they have a monopoly on electricity and will do whatever it takes to keep it, whether that’s bullying the opposition, waving cash at lawmakers, or funding multi-million dollar green-washing campaigns to convince their captive ratepayers they’re doing the right thing.”

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