Southeast Energy News

As miner protest enters fourth week, Blackjewel seeks court order to remove coal train

COAL: Blackjewel seeks a court order to let a coal train pass through a blockade of coal miners protesting not being paid by the bankrupt company. (Lexington Herald Leader)

ALSO:
• A federal district judge in Virginia issues a temporary restraining order to prevent Blackjewel and a marketing company from moving the coal. (Bristol Herald Courier)
• Blackjewel’s bankruptcy could signal a new environmental and economic crisis in central Appalachia, where coal companies have not properly reclaimed many former mines. (Southerly)
• A Kentucky county will receive $400,000 from coal companies owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s family in a settlement over delinquent property taxes. (Lexington Herald Leader)

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SOLAR:
• A Virginia county will do a survey to get public input about utility scale solar and other renewable energy land uses. (Augusta Free Press)
• Walmart says it is working on a resolution with Tesla after the company sued over rooftop solar panels that caught fire. (Associated Press)
• Florida Power & Light gets the green light to build a solar farm in a county that already has two large solar projects. (TC Palm)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A Virginia advocacy group calls on a county school district to transition to electric buses. (Fairfax County Times)

NUCLEAR: South Carolina officials and Dominion Energy will test emergency plans tomorrow at the V.C. Summer nuclear plant. (Associated Press)

OIL & GAS: A Texas company files paperwork with federal regulators to build an LNG export facility in Louisiana. (Kallanish Energy)

PIPELINES: A Texas equipment supplier sues Mountaineer Express Pipeline developers, claiming it is owed more than $800,000 in past due invoices. (West Virginia Record)

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POLITICS: Sen. Bernie Sanders campaigns in Kentucky, where he says it’s possible to support coal workers in Appalachia and fight climate change. (Associated Press)

COMMENTARY: Florida Power & Light is cherry-picking data about energy deregulation, a former Florida politician says. (Sun Sentinel)

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