In the news today and from the weekend…
In the news today…
- The Union of Concerned Scientists reports EPA’s new WOTUS rule is a departure from science-based criteria for determining bodies of water.
- ecoRI news reports fossil fuel companies are receiving relief from EPA and state agencies as a result of the coronavirus crisis.
- NPR reports the coronavirus crisis is exacerbating the troubles of the coal industry.
- The Hill reports President Trump on Friday expressed opposition to banks’ unwillingness to fund certain fossil fuel projects.
- S&P Global reports Consol Energy Inc. asked the bankruptcy court to convert the Chapter 11 reorganization of Murray Energy Corp. to a Chapter 7 liquidation.
- The Baker City Herald reports a coal mine that has been mired in attaining permits for nearly a decade is still controversial, even as it nears approval.
- S&P Global reports US power sector coal stockpiles totaled 140 million st in February, up 4.4% from January, US Energy Information Administration data showed Friday.
- The State Journal-Register reports that Illinois researchers say while the pandemic has slowed greenhouse gas emissions, longer-term solutions are needed to ensure climate benefits.
- Reuters reports the U.S. faces problems in sourcing minerals without the help of China.