In the news today and from the weekend…
American Energy Innovation Act:
- The Real News Network reports on the details of the American Energy Innovation Act, including its inclusion of carbon capture.
- The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports the Ely City Council has adopted a resolution in support of copper-nickel mines that Twin Metals and PolyMet Mining want to build in northeast Minnesota.
- E&E Energywire reports competing interests in Nevada between Ioneer Ltd., which aims to mine lithium there, and environmentalists, who wish to protect a rare strain of buckwheat.
- E&E Daily reports the debate over possible environmental impacts of a new Arizona copper mine by Resolution Copper will be the subject of a hearing in D.C. this week.
- Law 360 reports Richmond, California’s ordinance banning the storage and handling of coal violates the U.S. and California constitutions according to coal mining and transport companies.
- Utility Dive reports the Virginia Senate passed a bill that would require greater scrutiny to coal plant closures.
- Argus reports U.S. coal exports reached a 39-month low in January amid restrained demand and still-depressed prices.
- Argus reports the Indiana legislature sent a bill intended to preserve coal-fired generation in the state to a conference committee after the Senate passed a version of the measure.
- The Washington Post reports that the coronavirus outbreak is stunting global trade and travel and could halt emissions growth, but experts say the decline will likely be fleeting and come with social and economic trauma.