In the news today…
- The Miami Herald reports Standard Lithium will be testing a new method for pulling battery-grade lithium from a saltwater sea under Arkansas soil.
- The Los Angeles Times reports EnergySource is operating a geothermal lithium plant in southern California.
- The San Francisco Chronicle reports Midas Gold is asking for a lawsuit to be put on hold so it can mine in central Idaho and clean up old mining sites.
- E&E News PM reports the White House has given itself another month to address mining industry concerns about how American nuclear plants get their uranium.
- The Rocket Miner carries an editorial which states the current decline in coal is different than previous boom and bust patterns and Wyoming needs to turn to new industries to grow.
- The West Virginia Record reports two former coal miners filed lawsuits against a respirator manufacturing company, claiming the respirators failed to protect them.
- The Casper Star Tribune and WyoFile report Wyoming lawmakers met to find effective policy changes to protect the state and counties from the outbreak of coal company bankruptcies.
- WyoFile reports a new Wyoming law aimed at extending the life of coal-fired power plants is being tested now as PacifiCorp looks to shut down coal plants in Wyoming.
- E&E Energywire and Argus report the University of Notre Dame is shuttering its coal-fired power plant a year ahead of schedule and turning to renewable energy sources.
- E&E Greenwire reports an unofficial panel of air quality experts has tentatively concluded the EPA’s fine particulate matter standards need significant tightening.