In the news today and from the weekend…
- WOSU reports an Ohio bill subsidizing nuclear and coal power plants cannot be overturned by a referendum as it is a tax increase, according to a Columbus law firm.
- E&E Energywire and the Farmington Daily Times reports Enchant Energy aims to retrofit the San Juan Generating Station with carbon capture technology and Friday signed a deal to try to keep the plant open beyond 2022.
- Bloomberg reports Navajo Transitional Energy Co. has won a bid to buy “substantially all” of Cloud Peak Energy Inc.’s assets.
- The New York Times reports the miners’ protests in Harlan County over unpaid wages have continued for three weeks.
- E&E Greenwire reports EPA scientists wanted their agency to ask for a new environmental review of the proposed Pebble mine project but were overridden by political staffers.
- Argus reports the EPA has finalized 42 deregulatory actions since President Trump took office, about half of the agenda; rollbacks have saved industry an estimated $3.7 billion so far.
- E&E Climatewire reports the governor of Wisconsin has issued an executive order to create an office to achieve his goal of 100% carbon free electricity by 2050.
- E&E Energywire reports many in West Virginia coal country remain loyal to President Trump even though he hasn’t been able to save coal in the area.
- The New York Times reports efforts by Gautam Adani, founder of Adani Group, is helping to keep India and Australia mining and using coal.