Dominion Resources Inc. has asked federal regulators for an environmental review of the proposed Atlantic Coast pipeline. The proposed 550-mile, $5 billion pipeline would deliver natural gas to the Southeast by way of West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina. Officials in a number of localities have endorsed the project, but it is finding pockets of opposition along its planned path. According to the News & Advance, on Friday, the Richmond-based energy provider, took the necessary first step in the extensive Federal Energy Regulatory Commission review process. The project will need the approvals of 40 federal, state and local regulatory agencies before construction can begin.