In the news today…
- The Arizona Daily Star reports a former Coronado National Forest supervisor says his experience with the Rosemont Mine shows it’s time to overhaul the 1872 Mining Law.
- The Journal reports a West Virginia researcher believes West Virginia’s coal mines can be used as sources for rare earth elements.
- Deseret News (UT) and Salem News (OH) carry an op-ed by Michael Stumo, CEO of the Coalition for a Prosperous America, in which he argues the U.S. needs to encourage domestic mining of critical minerals in order to compete with China in the clean energy and advanced technology industries.
- The Farmington Daily Times reports Rep. Grijalva traveled to Window Rock, Arizona to learn about the legacy of uranium mining on Navajo land.
- The Hartford Courant reports Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette, who would likely succeed Energy Secretary Rick Perry should Perry resign, would also support subsidizing coal plants.
- Ohio Valley ReSource reports worker training programs alone will not be enough to save those in coal country.
- Colorado Politics reports PacifiCorp’s decision to move away from coal-fired power could hasten the closure of the Craig power plant in northwest Colorado.
- Argus reports BLM is proposing trimming the amount of land it makes available for coal leasing in the Powder River Basin.
- E&E Energywire reports the Lignite Energy Council in North Dakota is advertising that a new Tesla Model X electric car is powered by coal.
- KXLH reports residents of a West Virginia coal town say that now is the time to rebuild and sustain the coal industry which built their towns.
- E&E Energywire reports FERC has dismissed Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association Inc.’s bid to fall under the agency’s oversight, setting back plans that could have preserved the utility’s use of coal power.