In the news today…
- The Outsider Club carries an op-ed in which the author argues that America needs to support mining to become self-sufficient in minerals.
- The Nevada Independent reports a panel on renewable energy at the Nevada Mining Association’s annual convention considers the benefits and challenges of placing solar projects on mine sites.
- The Heartland Institute reports, in an effort to support Idaho’s mining industry, state lawmakers and policymakers recently enacted the first major changes to the state’s mining law in 50 years.
- The Billings Gazette reports the Wyoming legislature votes to create a committee to address the negative effects of the recent coal bankruptcies across the state.
- S&P Global reports EIA forecasts U.S. coal production for 2019 to fall 10.6 percent compared to last year.
- E&E Greenwire reports Sen. Ben Cardin introduced a measure to block the ACE rule, using a Congressional Review Act resolution of disapproval.
- E&E Greenwire reports critics of the ACE rule do not want the litigation fast-tracked and say there is no justification to do so.
- The Washington Times reports reducing our dependence upon foreign countries for critical minerals is vital to our nation’s long-term interests.
- Daily Journal Online reports Missouri Cobalt is fast becoming an industry leader for battery materials, citing hardworking Americans as a key to their success.
- The Nevada Appeal reports the joint venture between Barrick Gold Corp. and Newmont Goldcorp Corp. ushers in a new era for Nevada hardrock mining, in which Nevada Gold Mines can save close to a half billion a year.
- Mining.com reports demand for metals used in battery electric vehicles could rise sixfold if electric cars reach 8% of road traffic by the mid-2020s.