December 7, 1941–a date which will live in infamy. Today we remember and honor our gallant servicemembers who lost their lives in the attack on Pearl Harbor. Heroes all. RIP.
In the news today…
- E&E News reports that the attack on two power substations in North Carolina over the weekend is stoking concerns among grid experts that utilities are not doing enough to stave off physical threats to the electricity system.
- Grist reports fossil fuel companies have large stakes in a potential rail worker strike.
- E&E Greenwire reports House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pitched Democrats on Sen. Joe Manchin’s permitting overhaul during a caucus meeting Tuesday morning, according to lawmakers who were in the room.
- Axios reports Democrats decided not to speed up the permitting process with defense legislation after the left and right both railed against the idea.
- E&E Daily reports Congressional Democratic leaders fell short in a last-ditch effort to honor a promise to pass Sen. Joe Manchin’s permitting overhaul proposal.
- E&E Greenwire reports EPA Administrator Michael Regan on Tuesday expanded his environmental justice push to coal country with a trip to a rural, Trump-loving town in West Virginia long plagued by serious water problems.
- Argus reports US thermal coal exports fell from year-earlier levels for a second month in October, despite continued gains in shipments to Europe.
- Politico Pro reports the European Union looks forward to the Biden administration outlining how it plans to address EU concerns about a new electric vehicle tax credit before Jan. 1, when additional domestic content provisions go into force, a top EU official said on Tuesday.
- New York Times reports in a new report, the international group said that solar, wind and other renewable sources will expand much more swiftly than forecast last year.