Southeast Energy News

Chattanooga cuts carbon emissions by 25% in a decade

PIPELINES: With the Atlantic Coast Pipeline canceled, Virginia landowners want to scrub easements from their property records. (Energy News Network)

ALSO: A coalition of Southeast environmental groups sue the Trump administration over its revamping of the National Environmental Policy Act to fast-track pipeline projects. (Reuters)

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EMISSIONS: Chattanooga, Tennessee, cut carbon emissions by about 25% in the past decade even as the population and economy grew, according to a study by an environmental group. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

OIL & GAS:
President Trump at an event in Texas announces an extension for liquified natural gas exporters and two permits allowing oil exports to Mexico. (Texas Tribune)
A natural gas storage facility outside Houston explodes after a contractor struck an underground pipeline. (Houston Chronicle) 

NUCLEAR: Several workers at a Florida nuclear power plant are fired for not completing a safety inspection of a critical piece of equipment and then falsifying records. (Sun Sentinel)

SOLAR:
A West Virginia renewable advocate and state representative candidate promote solar energy’s future in the eastern panhandle. (Local DVM)
An energy developer announces four solar projects with Arkansas municipal governments to help power county operations. (Renewables Now)

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COAL ASH: A group of 45 Georgia residents file a lawsuit claiming Georgia Power has unlawfully released, discharged and deposited coal ash into their community’s drinking water source. (GPB)

UTILITIES: Nearly 600,000 electric customers in Florida are behind in monthly payments since the coronavirus pandemic began. (News Service of Florida)

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