In the news today…
- The Salt Lake Tribune reports the U.S. uranium industry would benefit from the proposed uranium reserves in the White House budget.
- The Associated Press reports Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon advocated for stopping the closure of coal plants during his State of the State address.
- E&E Greenwire reports mines Murray Energy had originally separated from its bankruptcy have now filed for Chapter 11 relief.
- Inside Climate News reports a push to revive coal mining in Tennessee, particularly on land designated as unfit to mine by the Obama administration.
- Argus reports wind generation outpaced coal-fired power in ERCOT for the fourth straight month in January.
- The Grand Forks Herald carries an op-ed by Michael D. Mann, executive director of the Institute for Energy Studies at UND’s College of Engineering and Mines, in which he advocates for the value of coal-fired generation and the necessity of more efficient, cleaner coal power plants through the Coal FIRST initiative.
- E&E Daily reports Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said the guidance for utilizing a carbon capture and sequestration tax credit will be issued within weeks.
- The Wall Street Journal reports growing popularity for carbon capture and efforts by oil corporations to cut the costs and energy requirements of carbon capture.
- Inside EPA reports EPA’s latest analysis of TRI data shows that total disposal fell by 9 percent between 2007 and 2018; EPA’s new interactive graphic on metal mines and TRI is referenced.