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Pipeline opponents take cues from denials of other projects

PIPELINES:
• Opponents of the Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline slated to run from Alabama to Florida draw parallels to the now-denied Dakota Access Pipeline. (DeSmog Blog / Miami New Times)
• Opponents of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in North Carolina face long odds in their eminent domain fight. (Southeast Energy News)

FRACKING: Two bills are introduced to ban fracking in Florida. (Tallahassee Democrat)

COAL:
Investors have been bilked out of $14 million in a three-year-long scheme spanning Kentucky, Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee to mine “blue gem” coal. (Kingsport Times News)
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-WV, urges miners to send him hardship stories to read on the Senate floor. (West Virginia Metro News)
• Mississippi Power again postpones the startup of its Kemper “clean coal” power plant, this time until January. (Mississippi Today)
• Environmentalists and a mountaintop-removal mining company in West Virginia agree to settle a lawsuit over ongoing pollution. (Associated Press)

COMBINED HEAT AND POWER: Duke University signals doubt about Duke Energy’s new plant on campus as the utility asks regulators to push back a hearing until spring. (Charlotte Business Journal)

NUCLEAR: The Obama administration urges President-elect Trump’s transition team not to revive the Yucca Mountain waste repository in Nevada. (Greenwire)

UTILITIES:
Alabama risks losing its only representative on the board of the TVA. (Alabama Media Group)
• The compensation of the now-retired CEO of ElectriCities in North Carolina draws scrutiny. (Raleigh News & Observer)

SOLAR: A member of an electric cooperative in Florida says he can recoup his purchase of a solar system in seven years. (Ocala StarBanner)

CLIMATE:
• Lakeland Electric in Florida proceeds with its plan to comply with the Clean Power Plan even if the federal rules are repealed. (News Chief)
Is Florida’s approach to climate change a model for President-elect Trump? (Los Angeles Times)

COMMENTARY:
• Five lessons learned from the defeat of the solar Amendment 1 in Florida. (Grist)
• An advocate makes a case for building new nuclear power plants with or without the Clean Power Plan. (Knoxville News Sentinel)
Mississippi is showing promise in standing up to utilities over solar energy for homeowners. (Yes! Magazine)
• At least one anti-fracking bill in Florida holds promise. (Tampa Bay Times)

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