Southeast Energy News

Virginia regulators won’t consider revoking pipeline water permits

PIPELINES: Virginia regulators rejected a move to consider revoking water permits for the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipelines, instead voting to push for stricter regulations. (Washington Post)

MORE: Federal regulators made a few exceptions to their stop order on Atlantic Coast Pipeline construction, including Upshur County, West Virginia. (Record Delta)

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COAL:
The Trump administration’s plan to prop up the coal industry by loosening regulations could lead to hundreds more deaths annually and cost billions of dollars. (Associated Press)
Despite the administration’s proposal to ease regulations on coal-fired power plants, Kentucky utilities say they are still on track to come close to meeting Obama-era emissions goals. (Courier Journal)
Regulation rollbacks won’t change much for Texas, which relies on natural gas and renewables. (Houston Public Media)
Kentucky regulators seek millions of dollars in fines from West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice for cleaning up surface mining areas by April. (Associated Press)

NUCLEAR:
Georgia regulators approve more than $400 million in costs associated with Vogtle nuclear plant construction. (WSAV)
South Carolina utilities and regulators are still reeling over what to do about the failed nuclear plant project more than a year later. (Post and Courier)

SOLAR: Entergy New Orleans files an application to build 90 MW of solar, which would double Louisiana’s capacity. (PV Magazine)

RENEWABLES: Clemson University in South Carolina will host an international energy conference focused on renewables in November. (news release)

WIND: A German wind turbine maker wins a bid for a 275 MW wind farm in Texas. (Renewables Now)

OIL AND GAS: An oil field in Texas erupts in flames, but no one is injured. (Fox 29)

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POLITICS: At a rally in West Virginia, President Trump made false claims about coal, West Virginia’s economy, and pollution. (New York Times)

COMMENTARY:
Florida Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottcamp made false claims about the 2010 BP oil spill to further his offshore drilling agenda, an editorial board says. (Gainesville Sun)
Conservative voters should forget about coal and focus on wind energy, says a clean energy advocate. (InsideSources.com)

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