In the news today…
Clean Water Act:
- Honolulu Civil Beat reports the Supreme Court ruled that pollution through groundwater requires Clean Water Act permitting.
- Politico Pro, Argus and E&E Greenwire report the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that pollution traveling indirectly to rivers and streams can be covered by the Clean Water Act’s permitting requirements.
- The Washington Examiner, Mining.com, E&E Energywire and E&E Greenwire report the White House released its Nuclear Fuel Working Group report to revive the U.S. uranium mining industry.
- Mining.com reports unprecedented disruptions to mines and supply chains have thrown the outlook for industrial and precious metals into disarray.
- The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Pennsylvania’s plan to begin requiring power plants to pay to release carbon dioxide into the air would reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade and lead to coal power plant closures.
- KPVI reports 300 workers have been laid off at three Powder River Basin coal mines.
- Quartz reports the collapse of coal could lead to a glut of abandoned coal mines.
- The Washington Post carries an op-ed by Mitt Romney in which he explains how heavily the U.S. relies on China, including in mining.
- Greentech Media reports that as residential solar sales drop, some solar companies are countering with unprecedented discounts to keep signing up customers.