In the news today…
- WKZO reports from Reuters that the U.S. mining industry is spearheading a lobbying effort to protect a $160 billion pandemic tax break after congressional Democrats largely repealed the provisions in their recent stimulus bill.
- E&E Greenwire reports opponents of the Trump administration’s new definition of which waterways and wetlands are protected under the Clean Water Act have lined up in court to make their grievances known.
- Mountain Town News reports Wyoming and other mountain states are hoping for carbon capture technology to save coal communities.
- E&E Energywire reports Southern Co. said this month it is considering another carbon capture project in Kemper County, Miss. — the site of one of the most expensive cancellations of an initiative to create a near carbon-free coal plant.
- WYMT reports coal miners can transfer into many other industries, according to a study.
- Mesabi Daily News reports the coronavirus has taken a toll on the mining industry in Minnesota.
- Mesabi Daily News reports PolyMet Mining’s path to opening Minnesota’s first copper-nickel mine near Hoyt Lakes and Babbitt will take another route through the Minnesota Supreme Court, which said earlier this month that it will review a case challenging the project’s air permits.
- The Guardian reports that at least 15 people have been bludgeoned to death with stones and cement blocks, and some bodies partly burned, in an indigenous village in southern Mexico plagued by a dispute over windpower.