In the news today…
- Wyoming Public Media reports the two largest American coal producers have pushed back against the Federal Trade Commission’s claim that a proposed merger would cause “anticompetitive harm” to the Powder River Basin.
- Washington Examiner reports U.S. exports of LNG to major consuming countries Germany, China, and India result in lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions reductions of 48% to 54% compared to if those nations used coal to produce electricity.
- Associated Press reports environmental groups have sued the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection over what they say is the agency’s failure to adhere to federal reporting requirements for a coal mine reclamation fund.
- E&E News PM reports an environmental group today sued the Trump administration for refusing to release information related to the president’s June executive order that invokes emergency authorities to accelerate permitting for pipelines and other projects during the pandemic.
- E&E Greenwire reports federal mine safety regulators today justified holding coal mine refuge training sessions less often than workplace safety officials recommend.
- E&E Climatewire reports countries were urged to turn away from coal in their coronavirus recovery plans.