Utility Giant Attracts Attention For Political Workings

(RICHMOND) — Dominion officials push back on political influence accusations.

The utility giant recently disclosed a tenfold increase in spending to influence the political landscape in Virginia. That immediately drew the ire of several anti-energy groups in recent days.

A Dominion spokesperson has now responded, accusing those groups of spreading fake news and propaganda. Dominion’s financial disclosure shows it spent more than $1 million on lobbyists, entertainment, meals and communications from May 2017, up to a few months ago. That’s about 10 times what the company said it spent in last year’s filing.