Happy Lincoln’s Birthday!
In the news today…
- WBOI reports the Indiana NAACP is calling on lawmakers to reject a bill which keeps coal plants open longer due to the negative health impacts on low-income and minority communities.
- FOX9 reports many coal plants are left to run while in the red, passing costs onto consumers.
- Axios reports Dominion Energy vowed to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 through moving away from coal and investing in technology like carbon capture.
- S&P Global reports EIA expects U.S. coal output to fall 13.7% in 2020.
- The Associated Press reports Virginia lawmakers passed sweeping legislation to bring Virginia to 100% renewable energy by 2050.
- E&E Greenwire reports a federal judge ruled the Fish and Wildlife Service must redo an endangered species analysis to approve the Rosemont Copper project in Arizona.
- E&E Greenwire reports Twin Pines Minerals has withdrawn a request to mine near the Okefenokee Swamp, but plans to reapply with a proposal for a smaller project.
- E&E News PM reports the Army Corps of Engineers circulated a preliminary final environmental impact statement for the Pebble mine project which suggests the mine will be able to move forward.
- E&E Daily reports Rep. McCollum asked USDA Inspector General Phyllis Fong to help press the Forest Service to respond to her request for documents in her case to ban mining near Boundary Waters.
- E&E News PM reports House Democrats introduced a resolution opposing proposed changes to NEPA.
- E&E Greenwire reports five environmental groups are suing EPA, alleging that it hasn’t met Clean Air Act requirements under Good Neighbor plans.