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How climate and business woes are sinking a natural-gas project

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

The Trump administration recently touted its approval of America’s first terminal on the West Coast to export liquefied natural gas. There’s just one problem: it probably won’t be built.

Why it matters: The project in southern Oregon faces political and business hurdles serious enough that those who are following it say it will be shelved. Its problems embody the struggles facing a once-promising sector that's now struggling under the weight of the pandemic and more.

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Isaias strengthens as it crawls toward the Carolinas

A wave crashes ashore as Tropical Storm Isaias passes through Jetty Park in Fort Pierce, Florida, on Sunday. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Tropical Storm Isaias is expected to reach the Carolinas late Monday at "near hurricane strength," the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

The latest: Isaias was 65 miles northeast of Cape Canaveral with winds increasing to 70 mph, the NHC said in a 2 a.m. update. Storm surge warnings and hurricane watches were in effect for North and South Carolina and Rhode Island. Tropical storm watches were in effect for Florida, Long Island and Delaware.

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Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 3 a.m. ET: 18,082,307 — Total deaths: 689,420 — Total recoveries — 10,690,359Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 3 a.m. ET: 4,667,955 — Total deaths: 154,860 — Total recoveries: 1,468,689 — Total tests: 56,812,162Map.
  3. Public health: U.S. has entered new phase of pandemic with rural spread, Dr. Birx says.
  4. Politics: What's next in stimulus negotiations.
  5. World: Eid al-Adha celebrated, in photosLeading Indian politician tests positive.
  6. Education: Every minute of the school day looks a lot different in a pandemic.
  7. 1 📚 thing: Americans see increased use of libraries.