In the news today and from the weekend…
- E&E Energywire reports the dropping demand for coal will slash revenue for railroads by $5 billion.
- The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports the Bluefield Coal Show will open on the 11th, featuring about 200 exhibitors.
- E&E Greenwire reports two Kentucky coal miners have issued a cease-and-desist letter to Senate candidate Amy McGrath after she included them in a campaign ad.
- Utility Dive reports FirstEnergy Solutions filed a lawsuit with the Ohio Supreme Court to stop a proposed referendum which would overturn a coal and nuclear bailout law.
- CNN reports the president of UMWA stated that the coal industry is not “back”, despite President Trump’s claims.
- The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Peabody Energy Corp. expects lower third-quarter earnings due to lower demand and prices as well as a delay in production in its Australia mine.
- Foreign Policy reports the “clean energy” transition will bring with it an increase in minerals mining, which comes with its own ecological and social costs.
- Mining.com reports the White House is consider a plan that would have the government directly purchase uranium from U.S. producers to revive the domestic mining industry.
- Politico Pro reports several conservative think tanks and coal companies sued EPA over its ACE rule, arguing that the rule goes too far in regulating greenhouse gases.
- E&E Greenwire reports the probe into PolyMet Mining’s permit has led EPA to launch a nationwide review of the agency’s water quality permitting efforts.
- Politico Pro reports the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered EPA to go back and conduct an Endangered Species Act review.
- E&E Energywire reports renewable energy investment globally has more than tripled while most of the world’s power is still derived from coal.