In the news today…
- Argus reports Illinois basin coal producer Hallador Energy will cut its workforce by 60 more people following the permanent closing of its Carlisle mine in Indiana.
- The Financial Times carries an op-ed which highlights the unsavory global origins of minerals used in the green revolution and promotes the ERGI Toolkit.
- Arizona Republic reports environmentalists and tribal leaders are gearing up to address a long-anticipated recommendation to reopen the Grand Canyon region to uranium mining.
- The Lewiston Morning Tribune carries a Letter to the Editor which argues that Midas Gold and Barrick Gold aren’t in Idaho to clean up Stibnite; they are there to take advantage of the outdated 1872 Mining Law, according to the author.
- Elko Daily Free Press reports none of the nation’s mining operations is meeting the screening criteria for a Pattern of Violations, according to MSHA.
- Mining Technology reports COVID-19 is hurting the mining industry through various production problems.
- Mining.com reports the metals and mining sector will be moderately exposed as a result of the Coronoavirus outbreak worldwide.
- Utility Dive reports that the Coronavirus outbreak will trigger an economic slowdown that’s likely to affect the broader clean energy transition, including renewables, storage and electric vehicles, according to a recent report.