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Duke Energy building
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Duke Energy's profits rose 19% in the third quarter as the big utility benefited from higher customer rates, warm summer weather that drove up energy use, and lower operating expenses. 

Duke Energy hopes to replace its Asheville coal-fired power plant with this gas plant later this year.
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A Duke University climate scientist and 27 former federal environmental officials are calling on Gov. Roy Cooper to order a halt on building new gas pipelines and power plants in North Carolina. 

Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good said the company needs a mix of energy sources - from coal and oil to nuclear and renewables.
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Duke Energy's second-quarter profit rose 64% from a year ago, as higher rates and other fees boosted revenues and hot weather drove energy use.

Map shows the route of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
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Dominion Energy says it still expects to open the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in 2021, despite court rulings and ongoing appeals that have delayed key environmental permits and halted construction. 

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A federal appeals court on Friday tossed out another key permit for the $7.5 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline that deals with the project's effects on threatened or endangered species. It's another legal setback for the 600-mile project, but the pipeline's builders say they hope to be able to "clear up errors" with the permit, and resume construction.  

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Dominion Energy says it will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court after a lower court declined to reconsider throwing out a permit allowing the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross two national forests, including parts of the Appalachian Trail.

Dominion plans to expand use of new technology on pipelines and wells, like this Zero Emissions Vacuum and Compression system.
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Methane that leaks from natural gas wells and pipelines or is vented during pipeline testing contributes to destruction of the ozone layer.  Dominion Energy of Virginia says it will cut methane emissions from its natural gas system by about 25 percent over the next decade to help fight climate change.

A federal appeals court has ruled that the $7 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline cannot be built across national forest land and the Appalachian Trail.
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Cost estimates for the 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline have risen by a half-billion dollars, to 7.5 billion dollars, and its projected completion date has been pushed back by a year to 2021, amid legal delays on key environmental permits. But lead developer Dominion Energy of Virginia says it still expects to finish the pipeline.

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Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican lawmakers are battling over the General Assembly's methods to scrutinize a side deal the governor reached last year with developers of a natural gas pipeline.

A legislative oversight committee agreed last month to hire an investigative firm led by former IRS and FBI agents to examine the January 2018 memorandum of understanding between Cooper and utilities building the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The decision followed months in which Cooper and his office declined to answer directly all of the legislators' questions or provide documents they requested.

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Legal delays on key environmental permits for the $7 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline are starting to hit home for the pipeline's owners - and raise concerns among investors.

Map shows the route of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
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The builders of the $7 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline say they will appeal a federal court ruling Thursday that invalidated a permit allowing the pipeline to be built through two national forests and across the Appalachian Trail in Virginia.

A federal appeals court has ruled that the $7 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline cannot be built across national forest land and the Appalachian Trail.
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Updated at 8:55 p.m.
A federal appeals court in Virginia has ruled that the $7 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline cannot be built across national forest land and the Appalachian Trail in west central Virginia.

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The company building the 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline says it has halted construction after a federal appeals court put on hold a key environmental permit.  

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Federal regulators are allowing work on the 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline to expand in North Carolina.

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Duke Energy says the 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline is on track to open in late 2019, even though it's still awaiting final state and federal approvals. But CEO Lynn Good said delays and more stringent conditions from regulators have pushed the project's price tag up - to between $6 billion and $6.5 billion.

Map shows the Atlantic Coast Pipeline's proposed route through eastern North Carolina. It will orginate in West Virginia and run through Virginia as well.
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Updated 6:35 p.m.
North Carolina environmental regulators have issued a key water permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. It's one of the last permits needed before construction begins in the state.

Map shows the route of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
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A divided panel of federal regulators granted approvals Friday evening for two major East Coast projects, the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley natural gas pipelines.

Map shows the route of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
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A federal environmental review has found that the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline would have some negative effects on water, forests and endangered species. But the pipeline's builders call the report favorable overall and say it clears the way for final approval. 

Map shows proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline route from West Virginia to N.C.
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Oil and gas pipelines planned or under construction around the country have drawn protests - from neighbors, environmentalists and Native American groups. Now it's North Carolina's turn.

Three protest walks are planned this weekend in Cumberland, Nash and Robeson counties by a group hoping to stop construction of the $5 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

State regulators wrapped up a two-day public hearing in Raleigh Tuesday afternoon on the proposed merger of Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas. The two-day hearing included testimony from company leaders and a protest by merger opponents.

Executives including CEOs Lynn Good of Duke and Thomas Skains of Piedmont argued the $6.7 billion deal would create a stronger company and speed Duke's shift toward cleaner-burning natural gas.

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