In the news today…
- The Associated Press reports a new U.S. government management plan unveiled Friday clears the way for coal mining and oil and gas drilling on federal land in Utah.
- Alaska Public Media reports Gov. Mike Dunleavy sent an encouraging letter to a potential investor in the Pebble mine project.
- The Billings Gazette reports a $2 million grant for retraining displaced Montana coal workers has gone untouched since 2017.
- The Casper Star Tribune reports months of upheaval have left great uncertainty for the coal industry in Wyoming.
- The Hill reports Democratic Kentucky Senate candidate Amy McGrath released a new campaign ad accusing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of leaving the state’s coal miners behind.
- Cronkite News reports the last 265 workers at Kayenta Coal Mine are being laid off this month.
- MIT Technology Review reports California’s program to curb climate emissions could extend the life of coal mines, according to new research.
- EIA reports more than 40 percent of coal produced in the U.S. comes from 16 mines in the Powder River Basin.
- The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports a new group backing the nuclear and coal subsidies launched a $1 million advertising campaign attempting to thwart a referendum on the bill that the group claims is backed by the Chinese government.
- Axios reports Asia’s newer coal plants are a “blind spot” for carbon emissions since they will be emitting for decades longer.
- Metal Miner reports carbon capture technology may not be the boon coal-fired power plants are hoping for.