May the fourth be with you!!
In the news today…
- Bloomberg reports that Texas power demand seen breaking summer record in grid test. Texans are expected to consume a record amount of electricity this summer, forcing the state’s power grid to rely on wind farms and solar plants for the first time to meet peak demand during the season.
- The Timberjay reports Eighth District Congressman Pete Stauber is continuing his efforts to bring sulfide-based copper-nickel mining to the headwaters of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
- E&E Daily reports Senate Republicans are trying to block a rule proposed by the Bureau of Land Management that would place conservation on equal footing with energy development, recreation and other uses of bureau lands.
- E&E Daily reports infrastructure permitting concerns permeated a Senate hearing Wednesday on the Army Corps of Engineers.