In the news today and from the weekend…
- Inside EPA, Creamer Media’s Mining Weekly and North of 60 Mining News report hardrock mining and land revitalization projects have been added to the list of sectors that are automatically eligible for FPISC’s fast-track process under FAST-41.
- The Salt Lake Tribune reports the White Mesa uranium mill in Utah has laid off a third of its workforce.
- Mining.com reports Lithium Americas Corp’s Nevada mine has moved closer to receiving the necessary permits and could get final permits to build by 2021.
- Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that Xcel Energy is proposing to run two of its four coal generators just part time to save ratepayers money and reduce carbon emissions.
- The Salt Lake Tribune and US News and World Report report coal mining, while important to the local economy, can have detrimental effects on the environment, specifically water quality.
- Utility Dive reports Indiana has introduced a bill that would restrict utilities from reducing their coal plants’ generation unless mandated by the federal government.
- The Associated Press reports Illinois approved the first of three permits for a coal company’s plan to discharge waste water from its mine into the Big Muddy River.
- Business Insider reports on the life of Supreme Court Justice John Roberts Jr.
- Axios reports Microsoft has pledged to become carbon negative in 10 years by creating a $1 billion fund to accelerate the global development of carbon reduction, capture and removal technologies.