In the news today…
- PBS reports President Donald Trump is rolling back environmental regulations in an effort to deliver on some of his major campaign promises as November nears.
- Nation of Change reports a peer-reviewed study of air pollution impacts on older Americans suggests that current air quality standards set by the U.S. EPA do not protect public health, and that strengthening the standards could save over 140,000 American lives over a decade. NMA is mentioned.
- Reuters reports a Trump administration report released on Tuesday touted a strong future for petrochemicals and coal in the U.S. region of Appalachia, despite concerns that supply gluts, waning demand and potential environmental regulation could limit growth in the industries.
- E&E Energywire reports a second spike in coronavirus cases could lead to another drop in energy use which could lead to the idling of coal power plants.
- Mining.com reports Barrick Gold’s Nevada Gold Mines (NGM), established one year ago Wednesday, posted an exceptional performance in its first 12 months of operation.
- E&E Climatewire reports Great Britain will close its last coal-fired power plant.
- Bismarck Tribune reports tension over wind development in North Dakota’s coal country surfaces during a public hearing over a county’s moratorium on wind development in place until 2022.