In the news today…
- The Post Independent carries an op-ed detailing the effects that closing the Comanche Power Generating station in Colorado has had on the city of Pueblo.
- Argus reports Warrior Met Coal is beginning to build out a new high-volatile type A met coal mine in Alabama.
- Argus reports the Illinois Department of Natural Resources approved a permit for Prairie State Generating Company to expand its Lively Grove coal mine.
- Argus reports the West Virginia House of Delegates Energy Committee unanimously passed a bill that gives tax breaks to the state’s coal-fired power plants.
- E&E Energywire and the Wall Street Journal report the Treasury Department issued guidance on key federal tax credit for CCS projects, but it may not help incentivize CCS projects.
- Mining.com reports Newmont’s Boddington operation in Australia will become the first open-pit gold mine with an autonomous haul truck fleet.
- E&E Energywire reports FERC will decide on four dockets tied to New York’s capacity markets and how those rules treat resources using subsidies and out-of-market contracts.
- The Washington Post reports EPA is poised to rollback MATS, but many in the industry have voiced opposition to such a change.
- Inside EPA reports major epidemiological studies are suggesting early deaths from exposure to fine particulate mater and ozone at levels of pollution below EPA’s current NAAQS for the two criteria of pollutants, potentially bolstering calls to tighten the limits.