In the news today…
- Utility Dive reports that PJM Interconnection asks federal regulators to allow it to include wind, solar and energy storage projects in its definition of “black start” generators and offer such facilities incentives to maintain assured fuel supplies.
- EHS Daily Advisor reports North Dakota Federal District Court Judge Daniel Hovland granted a preliminary injunction that will block the EPA from enforcing its new waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule in 24 states.
- Mining.com reports Newcrest Mining Ltd. has agreed to a takeover deal with Newmont Corp. worth about A$28.8 billion ($19.2 billion) to create the world’s biggest gold producer.
- Mining.com reports Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd on Monday raised doubts about its ability to continue as a going concern if the company is unable to raise the necessary capital for the Pebble copper and gold mining project in Alaska.
- Maine Monitor reports a Maine legislative committee tables a bill recommended by state officials and a nonprofit that would shift mining policies after a massive lithium deposit was discovered.
- E&E News PM reports the nonprofit Greater Yellowstone Coalition said it plans to spend $6.25 million to buy out a proposed gold mine on the northern border of Yellowstone National Park in Montana.
- Washington Post reports legislation to ban Russian uranium imports is gaining momentum on Capitol Hill, as lawmakers look to further punish Moscow for invading Ukraine.