Southeast Energy News

Supreme Court won’t hear Mountain Valley Pipeline case

PIPELINES:
• The Supreme Court declines to hear a case regarding Mountain Valley Pipeline developers’ use of eminent domain laws. (Roanoke Times)
• Two Roanoke attorneys ask for a federal investigation of Mountain Valley Pipeline construction through streams and wetlands. (Roanoke Times)

WIND: Developers say Virginia’s first onshore wind project is still on track to be operational by 2020 if it can find a partner to buy the energy. (Energy News Network)

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SOLAR:
• El Paso Electric says it will add more solar power and a $143 million power generator by 2023. (Associated Press)
• Virginia teachers attend trainings to learn how to teach students about solar energy. (Bluefield Daily Telegraph)
• A solar array that will help power a small West Virginia school district comes online. (WHSV)
• Seven new solar energy facilities in South Carolina will provide power for Duke Energy. (Spartanburg Herald Journal)

CLIMATE:
A bill that would boost Virginia’s participation in broader climate initiatives gets a hearing this week, but many say it is unlikely to advance. (Energy News Network)
• Louisville, Kentucky residents pressure the city’s mayor to take more action on climate change by reducing dependence on fossil fuels. (WFPL)

COAL: An investigation revealing a surge in black lung disease among Appalachian coal miners leads to calls for congressional hearings, mandatory testing, and other measures. (Frontline PBS, NPR)

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OFFSHORE DRILLING: The threat of seismic blasts for offshore drilling, traffic, and other loud noises in the ocean are dangerous to marine life, scientists say. (New York Times)

GREEN NEW DEAL: Eliminating coal and gas at Tennessee Valley Authority could offer a path forward for the Green New Deal, according to a report from an environmental think tank. (Huffington Post)

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