On this day in 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, while riding in an open car. RIP.
In the news today…
- E&E News reports that clean energy advocates call on utilities and states to speed up Western grid integration and establish a regional power market to facilitate the flow of wind- and solar-produced electricity from state to state.
- E&E Energywire reports a union that represents rail conductors has rejected a tentative labor deal, increasing the possibility of a strike, fuel supply disruptions and higher energy prices.
- E&E Greenwire reports House Democrats are trying to line up their vision for permitting reform legislation as some members of the caucus remain resistant to the effort.
- Washington Examiner reports the House Democrat-led Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition is carefully endorsing permitting reform, so long as it allows more community engagement in the review and approval of energy projects and doesn’t favor fossil fuel ventures.
- E&E Greenwire reports a company will hire 100 people and invest $60 million in southern West Virginia to extract rare earth metals from coal waste impoundments, Gov. Jim Justice said.
- Politico Pro reports the copper, nickel and cobalt that lie untouched beneath the ground here in the northeastern Minnesota woods near the Canadian border are at the center of a struggle over how far the U.S. will go to create President Joe Biden’s clean energy future.