In the news today and from the weekend…
- AZ Big Media reports a federal judge vacated the permit for Hudbay Minerals to begin construction on its Rosemont copper mine in Arizona.
- The Ohio Valley ReSource reports mines which change ownership have worse safety records than mines where ownership did not change according to a new federal report.
- The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports Gov. Mark Gordon and the Trump administration say roadblocks to coal export terminals must be removed for coal’s future.
- WFPL reports Sen. Bernie Sanders visited Kentucky and West Virginia just days after releasing his plan to address climate change, which prioritizes help for those who worked in the fossil fuel industries.
- The Associated Press reports Sen. Bernie Sanders has argued in Kentucky both on the severity of climate change and the need to stand by workers in the fossil fuel industry, particularly coal miners.
- Argus reports the U.S. Labor Department filed a second civil suit against Blackjewel seeking back pay for the company’s miners.
- Mining.com reports the owner of the only U.S. rare earths mine is looking to significantly boost production and be the first U.S. company to refine rare earths since 2015.
- Greentech Media reports renewable energy prices in China will undercut coal by 2026.