Good Monday Morning! In the news today and from the weekend…
- Inside Sources ran an op-ed arguing that the current need to improve America’s infrastructure will also require an increase in raw materials for construction, with U.S. met coal producers well-positioned to supply the coal needed for the world’s increasing steel needs.
- E&E News reported that a proposed land swap to accommodate the Resolution Copper project in Arizona could face delays after an advisory council found flaws with the Forest Service’s tribal consultation.
- The Financial Times ran an op-ed highlighting the need for increased production of metals and minerals required for electric or hydrogen economies, noting that any decarbonization goals must take into account the minimum of seven to 10 years required for developing the new mines we will need.
- The Anchorage Press reports that, in a down year for most industries, the mining industry is doing well.
- Utility Dive reports on how COVID-19 is affecting the energy sector. The industry could face declines in demand, distracted regulators and disrupted supply chains, according to experts.