In the news today…
- Thanks to the Jacksonville Courier Journal (Ill.) and Johnstown Tribune Democrat (Pa.) for carrying my new op-ed on why Congress and the states must push back on EPA’s misguided agenda to prematurely close coal-fired power plants that are needed for grid reliability.
- Roll Call reports both parties agree that the U.S. will need more critical minerals to fuel the expansion of clean energy, but recent actions from the Biden administration blocking two major mining projects have drawn Republican criticism that it will be unable to meet future demand.
- Nevada Business reports mining has a bad reputation, but it is a sophisticated industry and an important industry in Nevada.
- E&E Daily reports Republicans looking for Democratic buy-in to overhaul federal permitting for energy projects will need to try harder — or resign themselves to a partisan project.
- E&E Greenwire reports President Joe Biden is once again tapping a Cold War-era law to potentially unleash hundreds of millions of dollars to mine and process minerals and materials deemed critical for national security — a move that could be a boon for the mining sector as the administration attempts to blunt China’s control of vulnerable supply chains.