Just 17 miles west of the state’s largest coal-fired power plant, a solar array at the local high school is having an unconventional impact.
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy expected scrutiny for accepting a $19.5 million gift from the pipeline’s developer but believes time will show it was the right decision.
The 280-mile Delta Express pipeline would connect an existing natural gas pipeline in northern Louisiana to a liquid natural gas facility in its southernmost parish.
Legislative politics, industry influence, and financial pressures from an aging bus fleet helped shape spending.
The state jumped up 12 spots and into the top 10 nationally for solar capacity installed among K-12 schools.