In the news today…
- Energy News Network reports the agreement to close the E.D. Edwards coal plant by 2022 includes $8.6 million for local clean energy projects.
- The Wheeling Intelligencer reports West Virginia Department of Revenue officials are preparing lawmakers for a decrease in coal severance tax revenue this year.
- E&E Greenwire reports coal-fired power plants are emitting increased pollutants, according to EPA data.
- E&E News PM reports Navajo Transitional Energy Co. released a study on its purchase of three large coal mines in Wyoming and Montana.
- E&E Energywire reports one of three generating units at the Navajo Generating Station has closed.
- Mining.com and the Louisville Courier Journal report former Blackjewel employees are ending their close to two month protest for unpaid wages.
- Argus reports coal-fired power generation in the U.S. fell by 12.5 percent in July as it lost out to natural gas and renewable power.
- WCHS reports legislative auditors found that the West Virginia Division of Environmental Protection has skirted the law and allowed coal miners to secure bonds that are not adequately guaranteed.
- E&E Daily reports the Senate Appropriations Committee is giving EPA permission to veto a permit for the Pebble mine in Alaska if it is not satisfied with the Army Corps of Engineers’ environmental review.
- The Los Angeles Times reports 17 states are suing against the Trump administration’s rollback of the Endangered Species Act.
- Mining.com reports nine countries have joined the U.S. initiative to help discover and develop reserves of minerals used to make electric vehicles.