by Sam Spence
After Irma swept over Charleston this week, Fort Sumter was left with three feet of water as of yesterday and will remain closed until damage is assessed and repairs are made. Source: P&C
The death toll from Irma rose to four yesterday, including a City of Colubmia employee who died in a single-vehicle crash while responding to a downed tree during the height of the storm. Source: The State
In Congress, Mick Mulvaney was aligned with the most-conservative wing of the U.S. House. As OMB director, Mulvaney is tasked with fulfilling President Donald Trump's promises, not his own, a fact that one of his old Freedom Caucuse-mates said left him "perplexed." Source: McClatchy
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott will sit down with President Trump at the White House today. In recent weeks, Scott has continued close work with the Trump administration Justice Department while saying the president's reaction to the violent white supremacist protests in Charlottesville compromised his 'moral authority.' Source: McClatchy, P&C, Vice
Yet another potential class action lawsuit has been filed against SCE&G and Santee Cooper after the power companies used a provision under state law to pre-emptively charge customers for a multi-billion dollar nuclear plant project that has since been abandoned. Source: P&C
Reuters headline: "Nuclear Newbuild Projects at Decade Low-Report"