In the news today…
- Utility Dive reports two Indiana utilities face scrutiny over the practice of self-scheduling and its environmental and economic costs mounts.
- State Impact Pennsylvania reports the coal industry, which was already struggling, is suffering under the coronavirus crisis.
- Argus reports U.S. coal-fired generation has fallen to a record low in February.
- Politico Pro and E&E Greenwire report a conservative property rights group has filed a legal challenge to the Trump administration’s newly finalized Navigable Waters Protection Rule, arguing it defines federal power too broadly even though it significantly limits the reach of the Clean Water Act.
- E&E Greenwire reports an Obama-era mandate that new coal-fired power plants use partial carbon capture and storage to limit emissions will stay in place a little longer because of the coronavirus pandemic.
- Inside EPA reports a diverse coalition including faith- and health-focused groups, climate scientists, grid experts, law professors and some companies is backing a lawsuit seeking to overturn EPA’s ACE rule, filing friend-of-the-court briefs detailing why they believe the rule is unlawfully weak.
- Inside Climate News and E&E Greenwire report the White House’s nuclear policy could lead to new mines near the Grand Canyon.