In the news today and from the weekend…
- E&E News PM reports the country’s blue states launched their legal attack on the Trump administration’s Clean Water Rule, saying it “opens the door to new and worse industry pollution.”
- Gillette News Record reports Peabody may sell assets to handle the financial pressures of the pandemic.
- E&E Greenwire reports Rhino Resource Partners received a $10 million loan from the Paycheck Protection Program.
- The Hill reports fossil fuel companies have received more than $50 million in federal coronavirus relief.
- Mining.com reports global coal demand is heading for its biggest annual drop since World War II as economic activity plunges due to coronavirus lockdowns.
- Argus reports the second-largest US coal producer Arch Coal announced that it is changing its name to Arch Resources to reflect its shift to the metallurgical market.
- The Casper Star Tribune reports Wyoming’s coal industry is vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- E&E Climatewire reports natural gas may be emitting more pollution than previously calculated, erasing the difference between gas and coal for emissions.
- Mining.com reports the US government has stepped up efforts to ensure the supply of critical minerals from outside China.