In the news today…
- Scientific American reports the Biden administration has said it is activating all the levers of government to advance environmental justice for people of color. However, one of President Joe Biden’s own policies for climate action might challenge his commitment to racial equity.
- WyoFile reports adding carbon-capture systems to existing coal-fired power plants in Wyoming could cost the average residential ratepayer an additional $100 per month, according to initial filings to the Wyoming Public Service Commission.
- S&P Global reports with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s climate authority over the nation’s power sector in legal limbo, the Biden administration unveiled a plan in March for addressing interstate smog pollution that is projected to drive 18 GW in incremental coal-fired power plant retirements by 2030.
- Argus reports US coal output climbed last quarter from a year earlier as producers worked to meet higher demand.
- The Eastern New Mexico News (N.M.) carries an op-ed by Jim Constantopoulos, an Eastern New Mexico University geology professor, in which he argues uranium we use should be produced in the U.S.
- KYMA reports on April 12, the Imperial County (CA) Board of Supervisors moved forward with the development of Lithium Valley at the board meeting.