In the news today…
- Argus reports leaders of the US’ largest coal-producing state and some coal executives said the administration of President Joe Biden’s coal leasing practices are interrupting production from federal lands.
- Argus reports coal export loadings at Hampton Roads, Virginia, rose again in June, with two of the region’s terminals handling more coal than a year earlier.
- E&E Greenwire reports the E.U. is set to sign off on its negotiating mandate for a critical raw materials agreement with the United States next week, three E.U. officials said.
- E&E Daily reports that House Republicans would take a budgetary buzzsaw to energy and environmental agencies the Biden administration and Democrats had buttressed after years of stagnant funding.
- E&E Daily reports one of the chief negotiators of the debt ceiling deal and a longtime proponent of permitting overhaul is still looking for a grand bargain on the matter, but he acknowledged Thursday that a deal is still a ways off.
- E&E Energywire reports that Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm’s search for clean energy solutions has led her to a strategy that dodges permitting problems, saves money and could bring large amounts of renewables online, but remains largely unused.
- E&E News PM reports House Republicans are continuing to seek deep cuts to climate, clean energy and environmental programs with their latest funding bill, released Thursday morning ahead of a Friday markup.