In the news today…
- The Christian Science Monitor reports a West Virginia plant will soon try to economically extract rare earths from acid mine drainage.
- E&E Daily reports Sen. Martha McSally may be pressured to co-sponsor a bill banning mining in Arizona if she wants to win reelection.
- The Albuquerque Journal carries an op-ed which advocates for federal support of the domestic uranium mining industry, specifically in the state of New Mexico.
- Deseret News reports Energy Fuels Inc. is boosting uranium operations in Utah in response to the $1.5 billion proposal President Trump has made.
- Mining.com reports the Barrick Gold and Newmont joint venture in Nevada is moving away from coal by converting its TS Coal Power Plant into a facility that can also produce power from natural gas.
- Argus reports Birchwood Power Partners plans to close its coal-fired power plant in Virginia in February 2021.
- E&E News PM reports reducing nitrogen oxide emissions from coal-fired power plants boost the yield of crops such as corn and soybeans.
- E&E News PM reports proponents and opponents of the rewrite of NEPA rules make their arguments today at the Interior Department headquarters.