Earlier, we reported local officials across West Virginia spoke about the possible economic benefits of pipeline construction in the state.  Today, it was confirmed that multiple local unions are working to recruit and train individuals to fill these needs.

Construction on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is expected to begin in the spring, according to Aaron Ruby, spokesperson for Dominion Energy.

Trade unions are actively recruiting workers, he said.

“From the beginning, we’ve committed to hiring skilled union labor to build this project,” he said.