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Federal Agency Orders Halt to Mountain Valley Pipeline Construction

WASHINGTON—The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission late yesterday ordered the fracked gas Mountain Valley Pipeline to halt construction activities along the entire 303-mile route of the project. FERC’s order is in response to a federal court staying key permits for the project last week until it can determine whether the project complies with the Endangered Species Act....

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Virginia regulators to host hearing on electric grid plan

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s regulators want to hear from the public on Dominion Energy’s more than $3 billion plan to upgrade the state’s electric grid over the next decade. The State Corporation Commission said Monday that it will have a hearing open to public comment in January on plans by the state’s largest electric monopoly....

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Virginia capital to recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s capital city will recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Monday, joining a shift away from a day traditionally reserved for honoring Christopher Columbus. Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney has asked city employees and residents to use Monday as an opportunity to reflect on the culture and heritage of native peoples and...

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Water filters from Elon Musk being installed, tested in Flint Community Schools

FLINT (WJRT) (10/10/2019) - A $480,000 donation of water stations and filtration systems from billionaire inventor Elon Musk is coming to fruition for Flint Community Schools. The district currently is installing the equipment at Southwestern Classical Academy, which houses the district's high school students, and at Doyle/Ryder Elementary School. Two more units are being installed...