In the news today and from the weekend…
- E&E Greenwire reports the Trump administration’s rollback on NEPA is a solid win for the mining industry.
- E&E Energywire reports and CONSOL Energy issues a press release announcing its investment in the coal-to-products industry through acquisition.
- WSAZ reports Ramaco Carbon is opening a facility in West Virginia to research how to use coal to create advanced carbon products and materials.
- Argus reports a federal bankruptcy judge has approved the bidding procedures in Murray Energy’s Chapter 11 case, setting final deadlines for the company’s auction.
- E&E Energywire reports Kansas needs better tools to help beat back rising electric rates, including a mechanism to ease the transition away from coal.
- Reuters reports coal-fired power plants are closing fast in the U.S. despite President Trump’s pledge of support for the industry.
- Associated Press reports Blackjewel alleges former CEO Jeff Hoops took millions of dollars from the company for personal gain.
- The Texas Observer reports President Trump’s changes to NEPA could invite more uranium mining to south Texas, which would invite pollution risks.
- Mining.com reports Apple Inc is trying to become a “closed-loop” manufacturer that relies on recycling, not the mining industry, for necessary minerals, which some industry analysts have said is impossible.