In the news today and from the weekend…
- The Sun carries an op-ed by Stephen Moore in which he argues that the anti-mining stance of green groups does not match up with the need for minerals in green technology and that the U.S. will only become more dependent on China and Russia if domestic mining decreases.
- The Salt Lake Tribune carries a letter to the editor in which the author decries a proposed frac sand mine and states no philanthropists should contribute to mining.
- The Washington Times carries an op-ed in which the author argues that U.S. dependence on foreign minerals is dangerous and domestic uranium mining should be encouraged, not discouraged.
- Bloomberg and E&E Energywire report wind power in Texas will exceed coal power for the first time in 2020, according to a new report.
- The Hill reports Sen. Bernie Sanders said that if elected president he would use DOJ to hold fossil fuel companies accountable for damaging the environment.
- The Billings Gazette reports the closure of a coal mine will negatively impact a nearby sugar refinery in Montana.
- The Sheridan Press carries an op-ed which declares that Wyoming coal will not regain its former glory and it’s time for the state to act accordingly.
- Argus reports Tri-State Generation and Transmission has retired its Nucla coal-fired power plant in Colorado at least four months ahead of schedule.
- The New York Times reports a number of countries speaking at the U.N. summit will be pro-coal, such as India and China.
- S&P Global reports Cloud Peak Energy posted a net loss of $609.68 million in its second quarter of 2019 after taking a $620.9 million impairment charge.
- Argus reports FERC is seeking to overhaul a 1978 law, PURPA, meant to encourage renewable energy.
- E&E Energywire reports a coalition of some of the world’s largest oil companies is announcing a new effort to jump-start the commercialization of carbon capture, usage and storage technologies.
- Politico Pro and E&E News PM report environmental groups asked that their legal challenges to EPA’s ACE rule be held until rulemaking is complete for NSR revisions.
- E&E Daily reports Tuesday there will be a hearing to debate legislation to repeal the Trump administration changes to the Endangered Species Act.
- The Economist reports Germany’s exit from coal is expensive and messy, with all sides of the coal debate dissatisfied in some way.