In the news today…
- The Fayetteville Observer reports President-elect Biden’s plans for electric vehicles may collide with current mining policies.
- E&E Greenwire reports backers of the proposed Pebble mine are indicating they’ll fight the Trump administration’s permit denial for the massive gold and copper extraction project in the headwaters of Bristol Bay, Alaska. That leaves some wondering whether the long-fought mine plan is truly off the table.
- S&P Global reports with the shift to cleaner power sources displacing workers in coal-reliant communities, one of the largest US trade unions for the utility sector hopes that President-elect Joe Biden will expand an Obama administration program to ease the economic effects of the energy transition.
- Reuters reports global carbon capture and storage capacity grew by a third in the past year, but it was far too slow to meet global climate targets, the Global CCS Institute said on Tuesday.
- E&E Energywire reports despite an uptick this year in the number of carbon capture projects on energy and natural gas facilities worldwide, the amount of carbon dioxide captured and stored annually lags well behind levels required to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change, according to an industry report released this morning.
- E&E Greenwire reports companies will save money but more birds will die under the Trump administration’s plan to limit Migratory Bird Treaty Act coverage to intentional actions, the Fish and Wildlife Service predicts in a study of the hot-button rulemaking proposal.