In the news today and from the weekend…
- E&E Daily reports a House Natural Resources subcommittee will review a raft of bills intended to protect public health and safety from coal mine pollution.
- Argus reports coal exports from Hampton Roads, Virginia, topped year-earlier levels in April, but continued to recede from the three-year high set in February.
- Argus reports coal-fired generation in the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) rose in May from year-earlier levels as electricity demand climbed.
- Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports coal production is rebounding slowly in McDowell County as well as in the state, but with the current surge in worldwide as well as domestic demand, the potential market for coal is being hindered by many factors, from manpower to transportation.
- Washington Examiner reports the EPA proposed a rule yesterday that would reverse a Trump-era decision on water permitting projects, in an effort to strengthen authority of states and tribal areas to protect their water resources from projects that they believe could cause them harm.
- Desert Sun reports the California legislature on Wednesday proposed $80 million in one-time general funds to expand the San Diego State University, Brawley Center in Imperial County to include a science and technology campus, largely to support the area’s so-called “Lithium Valley” development.