In the news today…
- Reuters, E&E Daily and E&E Energywire report the National Mining Association submitted a letter requesting financial assistance for the coal industry in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
- Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide and Mining Journal report U.S. coal exports declined in 2019 according to EIA.
- Wyofile reports Wyoming’s legislature focused on initiatives that will have a significant impact on energy production, notably on coal, before adjourning for the year.
- The New York Times reports New York’s last coal-fired power plant is closing.
- E&E Energywire reports the 2-year-old State Carbon Capture Deployment Work Group has produced an interactive map of the U.S. representing its view of how grid and industrial CO2 emitters could be linked into a network for reducing CO2 emissions.
- The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports Minnesota regulators have asked the Trump administration to provide the research from an aborted federal study about the impacts of copper mining on the Superior National Forest and its Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, within 30 days.
- RealClearEnergy (DC) carries an op-ed by Rich Nolan of the National Mining Association advocating for strategic support for the mining industry in the face of COVID-19.