Southeast Energy News

Supreme Court says Atlantic Coast Pipeline can cross Appalachian Trail

PIPELINES: The Supreme Court reverses a lower court’s decision and upholds a U.S. Forest Service permit allowing the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross the Appalachian Trail. (Grist) 

ALSO:
• West Virginia’s governor and attorney general, who had filed arguments in support of the pipeline developer, celebrate the court decision. (WVAH)
• The Trump administration asks the Supreme Court to block a judge’s order temporarily halting the use of the Army Corps of Engineers’ water crossing permitting program for new oil and gas pipelines. (E&E News, subscription)

***SPONSORED LINK: Join Southern Alliance for Clean Energy & Electrify the South for a free virtual Electric Vehicle test drive to see why so many people are going electric. Learn more & register here: https://www.electrifythesouth.org/events.***

SOLAR:
• Arkansas utility regulators reject Entergy’s plan to charge a special rate for power generated by a new solar power facility, which the solar industry saw as a threat to business. (Arkansas Times)
• A Kentucky utility completes construction of the second 500 kW phase of a community solar project. (Louisville Business First)

OFFSHORE DRILLING: Florida lawmakers question the Interior Department after they reportedly said they’d start pursuing oil and gas drilling off the coast of Florida following the November election. (The Hill)

OIL & GAS: Attorneys for a group of St. James Parish, Louisiana, residents seek a temporary restraining order to grant them access to a historic cemetery near a petrochemical facility. (NOLA.com)

OVERSIGHT: Lawmakers and activists say during a hearing that the Trump administration’s suspension of environmental reviews during the pandemic hurt communities of color. (Georgia Recorder)

***SPONSORED LINK: Do you know someone who works hard to facilitate the transition to a clean energy economy? Nominate yourself or someone you know for Energy News Networks’ 40 Under 40 today.***

UTILITIES: Virginia regulators extend a moratorium on utility service disconnections through the end of August due to the coronavirus pandemic. (E&E News, subscription)

COMMENTARY: A clean energy group hosts a virtual town hall about the benefits of a Memphis utility leaving the TVA and the city’s energy future. (Southern Alliance for Clean Energy)

Comments are closed.