In the news today…
- WTHR reports more than 400,ooo utility customers in Indiana and Michigan lost power on Monday as severe storms moved through the region.
- KZRG reports state regulators approved a certificate of necessity for a planned 94-mile transmission line through eastern Kansas.
- E&E Greenwire reports mining companies have longed to get a fix for their federal permitting problems. But some legal experts say they shouldn’t hold out hope that those issues will go away with a new permitting reform proposal making its way through Congress.
- New York Times reports on the Talon Metals project in Minnesota.
- NPR reports the drought is forcing western states to rethink how much water they use — including dozens of coal-fired power plants that provide electricity to millions.