In the news today…
- ProPublica and NOLA.com report EPA is not tightening restrictions on air pollution standards for particulate matter.
- E&E Energywire reports a coal power trade group is urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to finish defining grid “resilience” following years of agency inaction.
- The Financial Times carries an op-ed which argues China’s dominance of rare earths must be countered.
- Indiana Public Media reports the Energy Task Force is trying to figure out how to pay for the remaining costs associated with coal plants that retire early.
- The Indy Star carries an op-ed which argues the Petersburg coal plant must be shut down.
- E&E Greenwire reports the market for coal will continue to dry up — albeit at different rates — no matter which presidential candidate wins the election, according to a new report.
- Argus reports the decline in US thermal coal demand would accelerate under policies promulgated by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service said.
- The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the coal industry is in decline, but coal country still largely backs President Trump.