In the news today…
- The Powell Tribune carries an op-ed by Sen. John Barrasso in which he argues that stopping coal export terminals will only create increased pollution as Russia will fill the gap left by American coal.
- Argus reports U.S. coal production likely ended 2019 at a 41-year low.
- Argus reports Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association will close its last two coal-fired power plants over the next 10 years.
- E&E Climatewire reports Colorado Gov. Jared Polis applauds the decision to shut down Tristate’s two coal-fired power plants.
- Argus reports the Dolet Hills coal-fired power plant in Louisiana has been approved for retirement, scheduled for no later than the end of 2026.
- Argus reports the Asbury coal plant in Missouri will retire on March 1.
- S&P Global reports the Oak Grove coking coal mine in Alabama has been idled with no information on a restart available.
- E&E News PM reports the U.S. and Canada will jointly work to curb their dependence on overseas minerals.
- North of 60 Mining News reports mining and other trade organizations welcome the White House’s proposed revisions to NEPA.
- Inside EPA and E&E Greenwire report White House officials announced a sweeping overhaul of NEPA implementing rules.
- E&E Daily reports Democrats are eyeing a legislative response to the Trump administration’s proposed NEPA overhaul.