In the news today…
- E&E Greenwire reports Acting Bureau of Land Management chief William Perry Pendley has a long history of supporting coal leasing and minerals land sales.
- E&E Greenwire reports that Interior Secretary David Bernhardt signed a secretarial order keeping William Perry Pendley at the helm of the Bureau of Land Management for an additional four months.
- The Boston Herald carries an op-ed which argues the decline in U.S. mining is detrimental to our economy and national security, using uranium mining as an example.
- The Wall Street Journal reports that demand for nickel, driven by EV batteries, is outpacing supply.
- Bloomberg reports that President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have discussed the necessity of securing reliable quantities of critical minerals and rare earths.
- The Charlotte Business Journal reports pollution controls at a Duke Energy coal plant are not working efficiently due to decreased activity from the plant.
- The Navajo Times reports delegates and shareholders were not notified that Navajo Transitional Energy Company intended to buy Wyoming coal mines.
- The Billings Gazette reports a study finds the purchase of coal mines by Navajo Transitional Energy Company to be ‘prudent’, despite objections from the Diné communities.
- E&E Greenwire reports nearly 70 people have been arrested at a protest outside a coal-fired power plant in New Hampshire.
- E&E News PM reports North American Coal Corp. is urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to move forward with litigation on the ACE rule.
- The Financial Times reports on how Britain has for all intents and purposes phased out coal.
- S&P Global reports on the White House’s intent to nominate the FERC general counsel for a commission seat.
- Inside EPA reports the “shadow” advisory committee, composed of members of a disbanded EPA panel, will review a draft EPA policy assessment in favor of tightening the fine particulate matter NAAQS.