Happy Valentine’s Day!
In the news today…
- Politico Pro reports EPA’s revised WOTUS proposal will be published in today’s Federal Register, opening up a 60-day public comment period on the contentious regulation.
- Washington Examiner reports coal plants can’t close fast enough to meet United Nations’ climate goals, according to a new report released Wednesday.
- E&E Greenwire reports Alabama coal company Drummond Co. has reached a settlement with EPA and a local health board over benzene pollution from a coke facility.
- Politico Pro reports after President Trump weighed in this week on the future of an ailing Kentucky coal plant, the Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors will decide the plant’s fate today.
- E&E Climatewire carries an interview with Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon, in which he discussed leading a fossil fuel-dependent state in an increasingly climate-conscious world to managing coal’s decline to his views on renewable energy.
- 89.3 WFPL News Louisville reports economic development leaders from the Ohio Valley’s coal communities used a Congressional hearing on climate change Tuesday to say that their communities must be central to conversations about climate solutions.
- E&E Greenwire reports Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) Wednesday expressed hope that the current Congress could pass a “refreshed” energy reform bill. She spoke about her priorities yesterday at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ winter policy summit in Washington, D.C.
- E&E Daily reports Senate Majority Leader McConnell is moving quickly on his pledge to bring the “Green New Deal” up for a vote, taking the initial parliamentary steps that would allow a debate within days. The Kentucky Republican last night placed the resolution directly on the Senate calendar, allowing it to bypass committee action and be eligible to be called up for debate within three legislative days.