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Court upholds Mountain Valley Pipeline water quality review

PIPELINES: A federal appeals court upholds Virginia’s water quality certification for the Mountain Valley Pipeline, rejecting arguments from environmental groups that the state erred when it found streams and wetlands would not be harmed. (Roanoke Times)

MORE:
• A series of pipeline explosions in Texas critically injures five people. (Reuters)
• Atlantic Coast Pipeline construction will begin in Upshur County, West Virginia, after a water line is built to test fracking technology. (Record Delta)
• Two chapters of the NAACP call for a halt to construction on the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines in Virginia. (WHSV)

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SOLAR:
• Nashville, Tennessee’s first community solar park comes online at a former landfill. (Fox 17)
• Duke Energy petitions regulators for approval to recover costs from customers for two planned solar projects in Florida. (News 4 Jax)
• A new solar farm will be the first in Union County, South Carolina. (WSPA)
• An Augusta County community can weigh in on a proposed solar project this week. (News Virginian)

NUCLEAR:
• A typical Santee Cooper customer will pay more than $6,000 to cover the utility’s share of the failed nuclear project. (Post and Courier)
• South Carolina regulators say a uranium leak at a nuclear plant may have contaminated soil, but not groundwater. (News & Observer)
• Georgia Power halts construction at the Vogtle nuclear plant to review safety standards. (E&E News, subscription)

UTILITIES: SCANA executives will still receive millions of dollars in severance packages even if the utility is sold to Dominion Energy. (Post and Courier)

TRANSMISSION: Cleco Power’s new transmission line in Louisiana will cut across 93 percent wetlands. (New Orleans City Business)

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OIL AND GAS: Residents of an island community near Corpus Christi, Texas, raise concerns about a planned oil export terminal. (Texas Standard)

POLITICS: Registered Democrats make up the bulk of petition signatures to put former coal executive Don Blankenship on the ballot for Senate in West Virginia. (Charleston Gazette-Mail)

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