In the news today…
- E&E Greenwire reports the state of Alaska will appeal the Army Corps of Engineers’ denial of a water permit for the proposed Pebble copper and gold mine, Gov. Mike Dunleavy (R) announced Friday.
- Axios reports the electric vehicle era, barely underway, could soon be stifled by a shortage of batteries and raw materials that will require significant investments in U.S. manufacturing, mining and recycling.
- The State Journal reports West Virginia’s gas, oil and coal advocacy groups prepare for the upcoming state legislative session, with the latter aiming to preserve coal-fired power plants and access to international markets for steel-making coal.
- Financial Times reports renewables capacity is surging in the US state that is the heartland of fossil fuels.
- The Salt Lake Tribune reports Utah has fully joined the latest round of lawsuits over exporting coal through West Coast ports, this one brought by Utah coal-producer Wolverine Fuels fighting one city’s coal ban that threatens to disrupt an export program that helps keep Utah mines churning.
- E&E Energywire reports that states are relying on securitization to shut down coal plants.