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Trump says he wants to cut TVA executive’s salary “by a lot”

UTILITIES: President Trump says he wants to cut the pay “by a lot” for the Tennessee Valley Authority’s chief executive — the highest paid federal employee in the country — as part of legislation to boost the economy. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

ALSO: Legislation to set aside $180 million to deal with the coronavirus in South Carolina is delayed because of an unrelated dispute over Santee Cooper’s ability to enter into long-term contracts. (Greenville News)

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TRANSPORTATION: Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states continue work on the Transportation and Climate Agreement, but low gas prices and the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic put the compact’s political odds and potential impact in flux. (Energy News Network)

OIL & GAS:
• A limited number of energy company employees work long hours by themselves to keep pipelines operating in Texas during the pandemic. (Houston Chronicle)
• Trump tells aides he doesn’t support a plan to temporarily stop charging energy companies royalties for oil and gas produced on federal lands and waters. (Bloomberg)
• Exxon says it opposes Texas energy regulators mandating oil production cuts due to low energy prices. (Reuters)

COAL:
• Coal communities in Eastern Kentucky brace for large declines in tax revenue because of the coronavirus. (Lexington Herald Leader)
• Families of coal miners worry about the health and safety of those working in mines during the coronavirus pandemic. (WYMT)
• Florida Power & Light no longer wants to own part of the nation’s largest operating coal-fired power plant in Georgia. (E&E News, subscription)

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