In the news today and from the weekend…
- Associated Press reports oil extraction and mining businesses had the best success in getting loans from the Paycheck Protection Program.
- Inside EPA reports environmentalists are citing the Maui outcome to push for stricter CWA permit enforcement.
- Utility Dive reports Texas may restart a coal generator to meet summer electricity demand.
- Inside Climate News reports Great River Energy has announced that in 2022, it will close the largest coal-fired power plant in North Dakota and replace it with renewable sources.
- Inforum carries a letter from Sen. Merrill Piepkorn which advocates retraining for workers of the soon-to-close coal plant in North Dakota.
- Detroit News and Argus reports DTE Energy is slated to reduce pollution at five coal-fired power plants in southeast Michigan as part of a settlement that resolves a decade-old lawsuit, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
- WyoFile reports the battle over permitting of Wyoming’s first new coal mine in decades resumed before regulators Wednesday with opposing sides alternately claiming the proposal is environmentally sound or a “slick campaign.”
- The Georgia Recorder reports Twin Pines Minerals pitched their mining project at a virtual meeting, with many critics coming forward.
- Junior Mining Network reports Alaska is poised to make an economic comeback with minerals mining, according to Northern Dynasty Minerals.
- U.S. News and World Report reports the COVID-19 pandemic is stretching medical resources thin in mining regions like the Appalachian Mountains.