Southeast Energy News

Another group of miners block a Kentucky coal train over unpaid wages

POLITICS: In a Q&A, Kristie Smith of the Virginia Conservation Network discusses the Virginia Clean Economy Act and environmentalists’ optimism for the upcoming legislative session. (Energy News Network)

Coal miners frustrated over not being paid for weeks of work block a load of coal from moving in Pike County, Kentucky. (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Coal-fired power plants shut down in 2019 at the second-fastest pace on record despite President Trump’s efforts to prop up the industry. (Reuters)

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Residents of Juliette, Georgia, home of America’s largest coal-fired power plant, are concerned about the effects of coal ash on drinking water. (Grist)
Anderson County, Tennessee, residents call on leaders to establish independent testing of coal ash being stored at TVA’s Bull Run site. (WBIR)

An anti-pipeline activist and self-identified “raging granny” appears in court after being arrested while blocking Mountain Valley Pipeline construction. (Virginia Mercury)
Maintenance on a Texas pipeline could put pressure on gas exports and prices in the state. (S&P Global)
After a year of protests and legal challenges, Kinder Morgan prepares to start construction on the Permian Highway Pipeline in Texas. (Community Impact Newspapers)

WIND: A judge recommends that Oklahoma regulators approve a settlement to recover costs from three wind farms being developed by a major utility. (Journal Record, subscription)

UTILITIES: South Carolina lawmakers are expected to discuss the sale of Santee Cooper this week. (WFXG)

GRID: Power is restored to most of the 1 million people who lost electricity after earthquakes in Puerto Rico last week, but the system remains fragile. (E&E News, subscription)

Two of the energy omnibus bills in Virginia’s legislature could be stronger, a lawyer and environmental activist writes. (Virginia Mercury)
Alabama activists’ calls to excavate coal ash are costly and unrealistic, an energy lobbying group executive says. (

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