In the news today…
- CNN reports Michigan ranks among the top states for power outages in recent years as extreme weather, growing demand and aging infrastructure strain the power grid, according to a Climate Central analysis.
- E&E Greenwire reports the Trump administration’s environmental review of a land swap for the contentious Resolution Copper mine in Arizona was flawed, scientists at the Bureau of Land Management concluded in a report earlier this year and made public this week.
- E&E News PM reports U.S. officials have withdrawn parcels of public land near the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation in Montana from future mining to protect a reclamation area where more than $80 million has been spent to clean up past mining contamination.
- Wall Street Journal carries an op-ed which argues Beijing is building more coal-fired capacity than the rest of the world combined, U.S. climate lectures notwithstanding.
- E&E Energywire reports more than 300 existing and recently retired coal plants are suitable sites for next-generation nuclear plants, according to a new study from the Energy Department.