COAL: In reconsidering a rule on mercury pollution from coal plants, the Trump administration could de-emphasize the value of life and health when evaluating environmental regulations. (New York Times)
• Trump’s nominee to lead a federal mining office withdraws his nomination because of conditions in an ethical agreement. (WFPL)
• An Oregon utility asks a judge to permanently bar the public release of financial information about its coal-fired power plants. (Associated Press)
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UTILITIES: Clean energy advocates sue the Tennessee Valley Authority for electricity rates they say discourage solar and efficiency.