In the news today…
- The Wall Street Journal reports Asia is going through an energy transition as natural gas becomes as cheap as coal.
- Chemistry World reports EPA has issued a final rule that concludes it is not ‘appropriate and necessary’ to regulate mercury pollution from coal fired power plants.
- Seeking Alpha reports Ramaco Resources will be partially reopening a West Virginia mine with a government loan under the Paycheck Protection Program.
- Salon reports this Earth Day was a reminder of progress environmentalists have made to bring about the demise of coal.
- Mining.com reports the U.S. faces a problem as it tries to secure rare earth minerals without relying on China.
- Mining.com reports PolyMet Mining has petitioned the Minnesota Supreme Court to review a lower court ruling on the company’s air permit, which is necessary for a proposed copper-nickel mine on the Iron Range to go ahead.
- The Columbia Missourian carries an op-ed discussing how misinformation surrounds plans for a central Missouri wind project, which clean energy advocates say would bring much-needed local revenue.