In the news today…
- E&E Daily reports two senior Biden administration officials offered support for a hotly debated bill yesterday that would permanently ban new mining claims on 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon National Park.
- Politico Pro reports nominees to fill the two open seats at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission told senators on Wednesday the U.S. needs to create a domestic supply chain for enriched uranium to wean the country off Russian fuel sources.
- Charleston Gazette Mail reports momentum is building for federal legislation aimed at strengthening abandoned coal mine reclamation provisions that advocates say would go a long way toward cleaning up Appalachia
- Axios reports a new International Monetary Fund study finds huge economic benefits from phasing out coal globally even under somewhat modest estimates of the monetary damages from carbon emissions, Ben writes.