In the news today and from the weekend…
- Water Online reports quotes from government officials and various stakeholders in response to the repeal of the 2015 WOTUS rule.
- Inside EPA reports the replacement of the WOTUS rule is unlikely to end the CWA debate due to extended court battles ahead.
- E&E Daily reports David Ross, head of EPA’s water office, will appear before a House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee Wednesday to discuss the administration’s rollback of CWA protections such as the WOTUS rule.
- Inside EPA reports critics of EPA’s ACE rule are bringing new legal claims to their petitions, claiming several provisions were not subject to public comment.
- E&E Greenwire reports EPA must redo part of its Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, judges ruled, under the Clean Air Act’s “good neighbor” provision.
- AZ Central reports communities hurt by the pending closure of the Navajo Generating Station and Kayenta Mine could apply for federal aid aimed at helping workers transition to other industries.
- The Associated Press reports financial difficulties for Powder River Basin mines portend hardship for the region and the coal industry overall.
- The New York Times reports more women are entering the work force in coal country after mines shut down.
- E&E Daily reports a panel tomorrow will discuss the needs of the energy industry for minerals and the growing foreign reliance of the United States for these minerals.
- The Powell Tribune carries an op-ed which argues that coal and other minerals companies are going bankrupt at an alarming rate and it’s past time for lawmakers to consider ways to protect taxpayers and workers.
- The Ripon Advance and the Pennsylvania Business Report report U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA) unveiled bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Abandoned Mine Land trust fund last week.
- E&E Energywire reports FERC has eliminated its Division of Energy Market Oversight, which is part of the agency’s enforcement branch and oversees the nation’s natural gas and electric power markets and related energy and financial markets.