In the news today…
- E&E Daily reports EPA water chief David Ross and Democrats argued over existing data related to the repeal of WOTUS at a meeting of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
- E&E Greenwire reports the Army Corps of Engineers won’t require additional environmental analysis for a series of changes to plans for the proposed Pebble mine.
- Mining.com reports Apple Inc will use 100 percent recycled rare earth elements in a key component included in its new iPhones.
- The Knoxville News Sentinel reports unidentified particulate matter has been falling from the skies around the TVA’s coal power plant for nearly a week, which is being investigated.
- Utility Dive reports Arizona residents could save $3.5 billion by transitioning from coal to solar, according to a Sierra Club report.
- Argus reports coal-fired generation in ERCOT fell last month despite record heat which tested the grid’s capacity.
- The Billings Gazette reports Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon contacted the Mexican government about the possibility of using the country’s ports to export Wyoming’s coal to markets overseas.
- The Bismarck Tribune reports the Department of Energy has awarded $10 million to carbon capture research at a coal power plant in North Dakota.
- E&E Energywire reports activist investors published a letter to governments around the globe, urging them to select a deadline to end coal power generation.
- E&E Energywire reports Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed an executive order to establish a goal for the state to produce 100 percent of its electricity from carbon-free sources by 2050.
- The Associated Press reports a coal mine electrician has died in an accident in West Virginia.
- E&E Greenwire reports a new spending bill would provide funds for MSHA to reorganize, consolidating divisions that regulate coal and hardrock mining.
- Mining.com reports Chinese mining is weathering the U.S.-China trade war according to a new report.