In the news today…
- Associated Press reports that the Bureau of Land Management has approved a 416-mile transmission line that would carry Wyoming wind power to Utah.
- Utility Dive reports that grid operator MISO filed a proposal with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that would allow incumbent utilities to build certain transmission projects without competition and facilitate a $10.4 billion long-term transmission plan.
- Politico Pro reports New York lawmakers are proposing a bill to collect $30 billion from fossil fuel companies as recompense for the climate damages caused by their products, the first bill of its kind in the U.S.
- Mining.com reports from Bloomberg that lithium, the wonder metal at the heart of the global shift to electric cars, is in a full-blown crisis.
- E&E Daily reports Alaska’s two Republican senators came out against EPA’s proposed veto of the Pebble copper and gold mine near Bristol Bay even though they oppose the project’s development.