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South Carolina utility sale could extend planned Atlantic Coast Pipeline

PIPELINES: Dominion Energy’s planned purchase of South Carolina’s SCANA energy company could lead to an expansion of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which is currently slated to run through Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina. (Associated Press)

ALSO: Virginia’s Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine at a campaign stop Sunday said he is asking FERC for a rehearing on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline now that it has all its commissioners. (News Virginian)

• SCANA won’t give severance packages potentially worth tens of millions of dollars to former executives following the failure of the Summer nuclear project. (Associated Press)
• South Carolina utility customers would receive a one-time payment but still be on the hook for paying $2.2 billion for the failed Summer nuclear project under Dominion Energy’s plan to buy SCANA. (Post and Courier)
A look at Dominion Energy following its announcement last week that it intends to buy SCANA in the wake of the Summer nuclear plant project failure in South Carolina. (Post and Courier)
• South Carolina’s failed Summer nuclear plant project is expected to dominate the upcoming legislative session, which convenes Tuesday. (Post and Courier)

• A survey shows support for Trump’s offshore drilling proposal from South Carolina lawmakers but not those who represent the state’s coast. (Associated Press)
• The Trump administration’s proposal to increase the country’s offshore drilling includes all of Georgia’s coast. (Brunswick News)

• Georgia Power is launching a community solar program to allow customers to lease solar panels. (Augusta Chronicle)
In the latest in a multi-part series looks at rooftop solar installation and net metering in Florida. (CleanTechnica)

COAL ASH: Some Kentucky residents want a public hearing following a federal judge’s dismissal of a suit against Kentucky Utilities over its coal ash seeping into a lake. (Advocate-Messenger)

• A Florida newspaper editorial board agrees with Sen. Bill Nelson, who says the Trump administration’s plan to expand offshore drilling “is an assault on Florida’s economy, our national security, (and) the will of the public and the environment.” (Sun Sentinel)
• The head of the Natural Gas Supply Association says recent extreme weather proves the energy grid is strong and FERC should reject the Trump administration’s plans to subsidize the coal and nuclear energy industries. (The Hill)
• Dominion Energy wants to continue charging South Carolina utility customers for the failed Summer nuclear project, but the state’s General Assembly is making it clear that utility customers are not going to pay someone else’s debt. (Post and Courier)

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