In the news today…
- E&E Greenwire reports the Millennium Bulk Terminals, a 44-million-ton coal export terminal proposed in Washington state, is a flashpoint between states that extract natural resources and those that export them.
- E&E Daily reports the Trump administration directed mapping specialists at the Bureau of Land Management to exclude coal deposits from the revised boundaries of a Utah national monument.
- Houston Chronicle and Utility Dive report the Trump administration continues to look at steps to stop coal and nuclear power plants from closing, but states are encouraged to take action.
- Ars Technica reports without federal help, local governments are also attempting to save coal plants with different results around the country.
- PoliticoPro reports the Trump administration is preparing guidance for companies to qualify for a carbon capture tax credit.
- E&E News PM reports Michigan is pulling out of litigation targeting the Obama-era Clean Water Rule.
- E&E Greenwire reports EPA pledged $16 million annually to clean up the Tar Creek Superfund Site in northeastern Oklahoma.
- InsideEPA reports the DOJ is urging federal courts to avoid cases on the scope of the Clean Water Act until it finalizes a rule to narrow a policy on the law’s reach.
- InsideEPA reports EPA has decided to split its plan to essentially exempt most coal-fired plants from NSR permitting requirements from its broader final ACE rule to limit coal plant emissions.
- E&E News PM reports Energy Secretary Rick Perry believes American innovation is the future of our electricity system.