In the news today…
- Washington Post reports despite the chorus of opposition from progressive lawmakers and activists, however, the stark political reality is that Democratic leadership plans to attach the permitting bill to a stopgap funding measure, giving it a good chance of passing.
- Politico Pro reports Sen. Bernie Sanders made official Thursday his plan to vote down a must-pass government funding if it includes Democrats’ energy permitting reform proposal.
- E&E Daily reports Sen. Bernie Sanders said Thursday he would oppose a stopgap government spending measure that includes forthcoming permitting legislation, underscoring progressive resistance to the bill amid protests by environmental groups.
- Mining.com reports Tesla Inc. is plotting a potential lithium refinery on the gulf coast of Texas.
- Argus reports coal-fired generation in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) decreased from year-earlier levels for the fourth month in a row in August, despite greater overall generation and restrained use of renewable power.
- Argus reports US thermal coal exports posted annual declines for a third consecutive month in July, led by decreases in shipment to parts of Asia and Africa.