In the news today…
- The Hill reports West Virginia coal miners on Thursday launched a campaign urging Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to support a Democratic budget reconciliation bill that would extend funding for black lung patients.
- E&E Daily reports coal miners and their allies want West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin to work harder at resurrecting an industry tax to help workers suffering from black lung disease.
- Washington Examiner reports Republican Utahns in Congress are accusing Biden of misrepresenting support for his decision to add back lands covered by the Bears Ears National Monument, which former President Donald Trump had cut.
- Utility Dive reports that grid operator PJM issued a new report meant to act as a planning roadmap as fossil fuel plants come offline and renewable energy and storage ramps up.