Court halts Atlantic Coast Pipeline work in national forests

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PIPELINES: A federal appeals court halts work on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline on national forest land in Virginia and West Virginia, but Dominion Energy says it doesn’t expect it to delay construction. (Richmond Times-Dispatch, Reuters)

ALSO: An energy company starts begins developing the 165-mile Gulf Run Pipeline, which would run natural gas from northern Louisiana to the Gulf Coast. (Daily Energy Insider)

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SOLAR: A solar developer abandons plans for a 400-acre solar farm in Cool Springs, North Carolina after a local zoning board rejected initial plans. (Statesville Record & Landmark)

WIND:
• Shell chooses a company to operate and maintain a 160 MW wind farm in Texas. (Renewables Now)
• Construction begins on a warehouse and office complex for a new wind farm in Texas. (Valley Morning Star)

NUCLEAR: Vogtle nuclear power plant owners still haven’t decided how to keep the project alive, and the owners are airing disagreements publicly. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

OIL & GAS:
• More than two dozen explosions happened along pipelines owned by Atmos Energy in Texas, an investigation shows. (Dallas Morning News)
• University of Texas researchers say most wells in north Texas contained little to no methane, but a cluster near a natural gas line had high levels. (Houston Public Media)
• An oil and gas company finalizes plans to expand a petrochemical plant in Port Arthur, Texas. (12 News)

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COAL: West Virginia coal miners go to Washington D.C. to lobby Congress to protect the pensions of miners and other workers. (WTRF)

COMMENTARY: The Trump administration is contributing to a resurgence in black lung disease among Appalachian coal miners, an editorial board says. (Bloomberg)

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