In the news today…
- Resilience carries an article supporting the CPP and arguing that a Democratic candidate who defeats Trump would have many challenges in enacting environmental policy.
- The Jackson Hole News and Guide carries an op-ed in which the author argues Wyoming must think strategically about its economic future in order to successfully diversify.
- Ars Technica reports the decline of coal is linked to fewer pollution-linked deaths, and the decline is boosting the economy.
- The Zanesville Times Recorder reports more than 200 residents will be out of work by the end of October as the result of a decision by American Electric Power to close the Conesville coal-fired power plant.
- The Financial Times reports Wyoming’s Powder River Basin is seeking to turn its coal into graphene, aircraft fuselages, wind turbine blades and the black granules in water filters, among other alternative coal products.
- Utility Dive reports a carbon capture bill, the USE IT Act, has bipartisan support to be included in the National Defense Authorization Act.
- Argus reports the Montana Supreme Court has opened the door for regulators to reinstate a water permit for Westmoreland’s Rosebud mine.
- The Minneapolis Post reports environmental advocates in Minnesota are focused on recycling minerals and mining in more favorable environments rather than in increasing copper and nickel mining in Minnesota.