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Georgians are casting a wary eye on coal ash imports

COAL ASH:
• Environmental groups in Georgia are pushing back against plans to import coal ash from South Carolina. (WGCL-TV, Atlanta)
• The TVA sets a July auction for properties it bought to help clean up the 2008 Kingston coal ash spill. (Knoxville News Sentinel)

SOLAR:
• With its 300th solar-powered store, Wal-Mart expands is clean energy output to 100 megawatts across 14 states. (ClimateWire)
• Opinions vary why Florida utilities have “changed their tune” about solar. (Tampa Bay Times)

NUCLEAR: Georgia Power faces scrutiny of cost overruns and delays in building two reactors at Plant Vogtle. (Savannah Morning News)

CLIMATE: The EPA is expected this week to propose how to cut carbon emissions from heavy-duty trucks, and Republicans vow to fight it. (Associated Press)

PIPELINES: A route is proposed for the Stonewall Gas Gathering pipeline, now one of four pipelines set to pass through West Virginia.  (The Charleston Gazette)

COAL: American Electric Power says it can replace the output of three coal-fired power plants in West Virginia officially shut down as of Sunday. (Wheeling News-Register)

EFFICIENCY: A Wells Fargo customer center tops the list of the largest LEED-certified building in Charlotte. (Charlotte Business Journal)

OIL & GAS: A trial is set over allegations that a BP executive obstructed a Congressional probe of the 2010 BP oil spill. (Associated Press)

COMMENTARY: An engineering professor at Old Dominion University articulates a more sustainable path for Virginia. (The Virginian-Pilot)

 

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