In the news today…
- Associated Press reports the state of Wyoming is siding with two major coal companies as U.S. regulators try to block their efforts to merge operations in the nation’s top coal-producing region.
- Argus reports a federal court this week is hearing arguments on whether Arch Resources and Peabody Energy should be allowed to move forward with plans to merge their western US assets.
- Casper Star Tribune reports U.S. coal producers looking to export to Asia are having doubts after Japan’s announcement to close 100 coal plants.
- The Colorado Sun reports Xcel is the only utility in Colorado with large, coal-fired power plants set to operate past 2030.
- Energywire reports twenty-seven coal-dependent counties could lose an average of 20% of their revenue because of the fuel’s decline, according to a new report.
- Inside EPA reports the Justice Department (DOJ) is urging an appellate court to overturn a judicial stay of the Trump administration’s narrowed WOTUS definition in Colorado.
- E&E Energywire reports a Trump administration rule limiting states’ role in Clean Water Act permitting should be struck down as illegal, an environmental group told a federal court yesterday.