In the news today and from the weekend…
- Energy News Network reports coal is collapsing under COVID-19, calling urgency for a just transition.
- The Huntington Herald-Dispatch reports six Murray Energy Corp. subsidiaries filed mass layoff notices covering 2,453 employees in West Virginia.
- City Pages reports the Minnesota State Board of Investments passed a resolution to divest the state’s public pension funds from companies that make more than 25 percent of their revenue from thermal coal mining.
- E&E Energywire reports EPA’s new rule aimed at speeding infrastructure projects could actually slow them down.
- The Guardian reports mining sites in Canada, the US and around the world have become hotspots for the spread of coronavirus.
- Mining Technology reports various mining companies have contributed to COVID-19 relief efforts across the globe.
- Great Falls Tribune reports conservation groups want a Montana court to cancel the approval of a long-disputed copper mine that they say would pollute a tributary of one of the state’s most popular recreational rivers.
- Great Lakes Now reports on the development of mining around Minnesota lakes.
- Politico Pro reports House Democrats are pushing for financial help for clean energy in any upcoming bills to try to aid the pandemic-ravaged sector.