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Turkish Miner Death Toll Rises To 282

May 15, 2014 10:05 am | by DESMOND BUTLER, SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Rescue teams recovered another eight victims, raising the death toll to 282, with some 142 people still unaccounted for, according to government figures. The disaster Tuesday has set off protests around Turkey and thrown Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's presidential ambitions off stride. Blackening his reputation further, one of Erdogan's aides was accused of kicking a protester on the ground.

Obama's Climate Rules Won't Wait

May 14, 2014 4:23 pm | by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Unlike the Keystone XL oil pipeline, whose review the administration has delayed, probably until after the elections, the clock is ticking for the power plant rules — the cornerstone of Obama's campaign to curb climate change. Unless he starts now, the rules won't be in place before he leaves office in 2017, making it easier for his successor to stop them.

WY Governor Blasts EPA's Coal Proposal

May 14, 2014 4:15 pm | by BEN NEARY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Matt Mead of Wyoming, the nation's leading coal-producing state, is calling on the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw a proposal to require new coal-fired power plants to employ carbon-capture technology.                 

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Arguments Fly Over Proposed SD Uranium Mine

May 14, 2014 10:01 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A company proposing a uranium mine near Edgemont needs better studies to ensure that its operations won't hurt cultural and historic sites in the Black Hills, an attorney representing the Oglala Sioux Tribe said Tuesday.                      

5 Facts About The Wharton Mine Accident

May 14, 2014 9:56 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Two coal miners were killed Monday night while working at the Brody Mine No. 1 in West Virginia. Here are five things to know about the mine and what happened...                             

The Risks Of Retreat Mining

May 14, 2014 9:35 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The two workers killed in an underground coal mine were performing a risky method known as retreat mining, where the roof is intentionally collapsed to retrieve more coal.                             

238 Dead In Coal Mine Explosion

May 14, 2014 9:31 am | by DESMOND BUTLER, SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The last worker rescued alive emerged from the mine around dawn, a government official said on condition of anonymity because she didn't have prior authorization to speak publicly to journalists about the issue. As of 3:30 p.m., it had been about 10 hours since anyone had been brought out alive.

3 Miners Killed During Strike

May 13, 2014 11:09 am | by CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Tension is rising in South Africa's platinum mine sector, where police are struggling to keep order after three miners working in defiance of a strike were killed in separate incidents.                      

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2 Deaths In WV Coal Mine Collapse

May 13, 2014 10:44 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

State and federal officials say two workers died when the ground failed at a West Virginia mine with a history of safety violations.                                     

Coal Ash On The Road

May 7, 2014 10:48 am | by DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press | News | Comments

Divided Michigan lawmakers on Tuesday voted to allow for the use of coal ash and other industrial byproducts in cement and asphalt, approving legislation that would reclassify certain hazardous wastes for "beneficial use."                      

Mining Resurgence In The Iron Range

May 5, 2014 2:45 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Mining companies have clawed iron out of northern Minnesota since the 1880s. First it was high grade ore, then lower grade taconite. After years of tinkering, one company figured out an innovative way to economically process the still-lower grade ore left behind.

Death Toll Climbs To 12 In Mine Accident

May 5, 2014 10:27 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

More bodies have been pulled from a collapsed gold mine in southwestern Colombia, bringing the number of confirmed fatalities to 12.                                    

Miners Seek Review Of Coal Dust Rule

May 5, 2014 10:18 am | by FREDERIC J. FROMMER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The mining industry is seeking a court review of the Obama administration's new rule aimed at cutting the amount of coal dust in coal mines.                               

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3 Dead, 15 Missing In Mine Collapse

May 2, 2014 10:45 am | by LIBARDO CARDONA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Rescuers were searching for at least 15 people missing after a gold mine collapsed. Authorities said three dead bodies had been recovered.                                 

Coal Operator Sues Obama Administration Over Dust

May 2, 2014 10:33 am | by HOPE YEN, Associated Press | News | Comments

An Ohio-based coal operator is suing the Obama administration, claiming that new federal regulations to cut the amount of coal dust in coal mines are overly burdensome and costly to industry.                        

152 Citations Handed Out During MSHA Mine Inspections

May 1, 2014 11:07 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Six citations and five failure orders were issued at Peabody Midwest Mining LLC's Francisco underground mine in Gibson County, Indiana.                                       

Authorities Seize 75K Tons Of Iron Ore In Mexico

May 1, 2014 10:36 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Mexican federal official says authorities have seized a ship loaded with more than 75,000 tons of iron ore in the Pacific port of Manzanillo and are investigating if the mineral was stolen by a drug cartel.           

15 Dead In Coal Mine Collapse

April 30, 2014 11:11 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The governor of Samangan province, Hirullah Anush, said two other miners were missing in the collapse Wednesday morning in the remote district of Dara Seuf. He said the bodies of the 15 workers were recovered from the rubble.              

Gold Mine Death Investigation Begins

April 30, 2014 11:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal mine safety regulators are investigating the death of a worker at an underground gold mine in Elko County.                                           

Public Concerned About Navajo Coal Mine Deal

April 28, 2014 10:36 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Members of the Navajo Nation told energy officials on Friday that there has not been enough transparency surrounding the purchase of a coal mine in northwestern New Mexico.                         

$5.6M For Laid Off Miners

April 25, 2014 10:53 am | by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press | News | Comments

West Virginia will receive an additional $5.6 million in federal grants to help coal workers affected by mine closures and layoffs.                                    

Arch Coal Writes Off Coal-To-Liquid Project

April 24, 2014 10:17 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Arch Coal Inc. has written off as a loss its total $57.7 million investment in a planned coal-to-liquids plant in southern Wyoming but continues to maintain its equity interest in the project, according to a company spokeswoman and a recent report to federal regulators.

SD Tribe Invokes Treaties Against New Uranium Mine

April 23, 2014 10:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Oglala Sioux Tribe in southwestern South Dakota is invoking federal treaties and international agreements in protest of a proposed uranium mine in the western part of the state.            

Labor Talks Sink Platinum & Palladium

April 21, 2014 3:58 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Platinum and palladium prices dropped sharply Monday on signs that South African mining companies are close to reaching a labor agreement that would end a four-month strike.                          

Time Runs Out For Illegal Gold Miners

April 21, 2014 11:13 am | by FRANKLIN BRICENO, Associated Press | News | Comments

The clock has run out for an estimated 40,000 illegal gold miners who had until Saturday to legalize their status in a region of southeastern Peru where fortune-seekers have ravaged rainforests and contaminated rivers. The government's vow to enforce a ban on illegal mining is raising fears of bloody confrontations.

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