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) 

• 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)

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• 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)

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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)

Lyndsey Gilpin is a freelance journalist based in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. She compiles the Southeast Energy News daily email digest. Lyndsey is the publisher of Southerly, a weekly newsletter about ecology, justice, and culture in the American South. She is on the board of directors for the Society of Environmental Journalists.