In the news today…
- The Lexington Herald Leader reports the coal industry lost in its attempt to obtain coronavirus relief.
- The State Impact Pennsylvania reports the UMWA has written a letter about the concerns of COVID-19 on black lung patients.
- Mining.com reports the current situation is further exacerbating problems for the coal industry.
- S&P Global reports the coal industry will see more bankruptcies and closures according to Moody’s.
- Earther reports U.S. fossil fuel companies could profit from a coronavirus stimulus package.
- Argus reports the stimulus bill passed the Senate without direct coal aid.
- The Bismarck Tribune carries a letter in response to a previous negative coal article; the letter defends the value of coal in North Dakota.
- The Washington Examiner reports the global number of coal plants is only rising in China; in the U.S., coal plants are declining.
- E&E Greenwire reports Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the pandemic has made clear the need to stop relying on China and foreign countries for uranium and other minerals.
- E&E Greenwire reports the Minnesota Supreme Court has agreed to hear PolyMet Mining Corp.’s appeal of a ruling that canceled three permits needed for its proposed copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.