In the news today…
- The Northwest Indiana Times (IN) carries an op-ed by Matthew Kandrach, president of Consumer Action for a Strong Economy (CASE), in which he supports FERC’s recent action on PJM’s Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR) to level the playing field in electricity markets.
- The Atlantic reports coal consumption fell 18 percent last year, its largest drop ever recorded.
- Argus reports US coal exports recovered slightly in November after reaching a three-year low the previous month.
- Argus reports Arizona utility Salt River Project decided to retire both units of its 773MW Coronado plant in 2032 rather than retire one unit seven years earlier.
- Mining.com reports Hecla Mining has produced the highest amount of gold in the company’s history and has also ratified a collective bargaining agreement which ends the 34-month strike at the Lucky Friday mine.
- Mining.com reports USGS scientists mapped a rare earth element deposit located in the Mountain Pass region of the eastern Mojave Desert near Las Vegas, Nevada.
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA):
- E&E Climatewire reports any changes to NEPA would be implemented after the election, and the impact to NEPA will change heavily based on who wins the election.