PIPELINES:
• The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers reissues three permits for the Mountain Valley Pipeline to cross nearly 1,000 streams and wetlands. (Roanoke Times)
• North Carolina regulators issue a citation to Colonial Pipeline for an August gasoline spill that was one of the largest in state history. (WCNC)

OIL & GAS:
• Closures and bankruptcies have abruptly rattled oil refining towns from California to Louisiana. (E&E News, subscription)
• The growing number of strong hurricanes and continued erosion along Louisiana’s coast is increasing the risk of major oil spills in the region. (Sierra)

POWER PLANTS: The Trump administration quietly reclassifies power plant “cooling ponds” as “waste treatment systems,” potentially stripping at least a dozen lakes from protection under the Clean Water Act. (Associated Press)

SOLAR:
A new cooperative on Florida’s Space Coast launches to help homeowners and business owners through the process of adding rooftop solar. (Florida Today)
• A solar group-buying cooperative is recruiting members in the Houston area who want to participate in a bulk purchase program. (Community Impact)

STORAGE: Virginia officials are writing the rules for the state’s energy storage mandate of 3.1 gigawatts to be installed by 2035. (Greentech Media, subscription)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A North Carolina electric cooperative partners with a gas station to install a DC fast charger off Interstate 95. (RRSpin)

WIND: A renewable developer confirms that a subcontractor died in a fall last week at its 100 MW Langford wind farm in Christoval, Texas. (Wind Power)

OVERSIGHT: An explainer looks at what the Georgia Public Service Commission does and who’s running for a seat in advance of an election. (Augusta Chronicle)

ACTIVISM: Older environmentalists in Tampa Bay say they are listening to — and making room for — younger activists as their organizations gray. (Tampa Bay Times)

COMMENTARY:
• An editorial board says Virginia lawmakers should redirect funds from an ineffective coal tax credit program toward more promising investments to help Appalachia. (Roanoke Times)
• The director of a West Virginia economic development group says coal communities need an equitable economic transition. (Herald-Dispatch)

Dan Haugen

Dan Haugen

Dan has two decades' experience working in print, digital and broadcast media. Prior to joining the Energy News Network as managing editor in December 2017, he oversaw watchdog reporting at the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, part of the USA Today Network, and before that spent several years as a freelance journalist covering energy, business and technology. Dan is a former Midwest Energy News journalism fellow and a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communications from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.