In the news today and from the weekend…
- Inside Sources reports DHS has recognized coal mining as critical infrastructure.
- Roll Call reports EPA is easing compliance for rules in the crisis.
- The Detroit News (MI) carries an op-ed from Mark Perry, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, highlighting the need to reestablish American industry and industrial supply chains, particularly mining, as the nation’s dependence on China for essential medical equipment has come into focus during the COVID-19 crisis.
- Courier Journal reports the coal industry was left out of the stimulus bill but will keep requesting aid.
- The Casper Star Tribune reports NMA requested aid for the coal industry, but it was not included in the stimulus bill.
- E&E Climatewire reports future stimulus bills will have an effect on climate.
- E&E Energywire reports the Trump administration added coal to the list of critical industries.
- Argus reports Coronado Coal is shutting down its U.S. mining operations in response to the coronavirus-induced economic downturn.
- E&E Greenwire reports Pebble mine opponents urged the Army Corps of Engineers to slow down its review of the controversial southwestern Alaska project this week in light of the novel coronavirus.