In the news today…
- Argus reports President Donald Trump holds a poll-defying lead against Democratic candidate Joe Biden in some battleground states in the US presidential election, but it could still take days or weeks to determine the winner — potentially compounding recent volatility in oil markets.
- E&E Greenwire reports an insurance company sued Peabody Energy Corp. last week because the multinational coal operator hasn’t provided collateral for bonds meant to secure mine reclamation.
- E&E News PM reports engineering firm Black & Veatch will no longer participate in coal-based power design or construction.
- E&E News PM reports North Dakota tribes challenging the Interior Department over valuable mineral rights have taken the fight to two different federal courts and raised claims that political muscle shaped a crucial Interior legal opinion.