The Illinois Pollution Control Board will decide this week whether to give a Houston company extra time to install pollution controls at five Illinois coal-fired power plants, a scenario that underscores the uncertainty facing an industry squeezed by environmental regulations and competition from natural gas.
Authorities are trying to determine exactly what sort of accident occurred in a mine in southwestern Colorado that left two miners dead of carbon monoxide poisoning.
An online ad for PA Governor Tom Corbett claims that the Marcellus Shale natural gas industry supports more than 200,000 jobs. Problem is, it's an iffy claim for an energy sector that economists say is relatively small.
Canada's Gabriel Resources has been waiting 14 years for approval for the controversial mine, which would use cyanide to mine 314 tons of gold and 1,500 tons of silver in the town of Rosia Montana in northwestern Romania. The parliamentary commission is expected to vote Monday evening.
A proposal under review by the state could allow a Canada-based supplier of lime and limestone products to acquire more than 10,000 acres of state-managed forest Michigan's Upper Peninsula for use as a mine.
Members of Indiana's coal industry and business community are heading to Chicago this week to fight against new limits on coal-fired plants they say would cost hundreds of jobs across the state.
Kennecott Utah Copper Corporation has restored full access to its mine after the road was cut off by a massive landslide in April. Six million tons of material had to be moved in order to reopen the roadway.
Two federal agencies must approve a proposed uranium mine in the Black Hills before a South Dakota board further considers issuing a permit, its hearing chairman said Tuesday, citing a state law. An order issued Tuesday by Rex Hagg, hearing chairman, said the board will not reschedule the state hearing until the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have ruled on the project.
One of the insurers for Texas Brine Company has filed a lawsuit accusing Texas Brine of ignoring warnings about the potential for disaster if it continued mining an Assumption Parish salt dome cavern. The suit arises from the massive sinkhole created after the cavern collapsed in 2012.
New York voters have approved a proposal for an Adirondack mineral company to expand its Essex County pit mine onto 200 acres of state-owned land in exchange for 1,500 acres elsewhere. NYCO Minerals Inc. says it will restore the 200 acres and return it to the state in about 10 years.
Swiss prosecutors confirmed today that a criminal investigation has been opened against one of the world's largest processors of precious metals over allegations that it laundered gold obtained through war crimes. The Geneva-based campaign group TRIAL announced that it had filed a criminal complaint against Argor-Heraeus, claiming they processed three tons of gold ore that was obtained by pillaging in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Lakeland Resources announced that its joint-venture partner New Dimension Resources has received the necessary permits to begin a minimum 1,800-metre diamond drill program on the company's Midas Gold Property. The Midas Gold Property, located approximately 50 kilometres northeast of the town of Wawa, in north central Ontario, consists of 12 staked claims covering 2,112 hectares.
Nucor Steel is trying to block the opening of a competing $1.1 billion steel mill in northeast Arkansas by objecting to the new company's requests for environmental permits. Nucor claims that the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has a conflict of interest in regulating the plant because the state has pledged funding to help get the mill built.
Miners, their spouses and other family members who still live at home can get up to $5,000 per person for training in high-demand fields such as healthcare, truck driving, welding, electrical engineering, HVAC repair, diesel technology and chemical processing.
Lately, there has been a lot of buzz about the new and emerging technologies in manufacturing that are likely to produce major industry changes in the coming months and years. One such area of technology is remanufacturing, but what exactly does that mean?
FloLevel Technologies launches a new self-cleaning acoustic level and flow analyzer for Flotation Cells.
Greenland's parliament has agreed to remove a 25-year-old ban on uranium mining, paving the way for an industrial boom that the Arctic island hopes will help it gain independence from former colonial master Denmark.
Jamaica's energy minister has opened a pilot plant where researchers will test whether rare-earth elements can be commercially extracted from bauxite waste on the Caribbean island. The small plant was opened Tuesday at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the capital of Kingston. Full operations are expected to begin before the end of the month.
EQT Corp. will soon ask a judge to order six West Virginia property owners to plug and abandon a water well they dug to subvert the company's plans for five natural gas wells. Under state law, gas companies can't drill within 250 feet of an existing water well or spring used for human consumption.
Following a request to suspend operations at Presque Isle Power Plant in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, official say the plant should remain operating through at least 2014 to maintain reliable electricity service in the region.
Media outlets are reporting that members at the Mountain State Carbon plant rejected the proposed contract last week on a 181-73 vote. Mountain State was a joint venture between Severstal and the now-bankrupt RG Steel. That bankruptcy wiped out the old contract.
A conference in Pittsburgh focuses on putting a stop to coal mining, fracking for oil and gas and nuclear power, but organizers also want workers to join the battle against climate change. Union leaders say that workers need new jobs to make a transition to clean energy, noting that shutting down industries such as coal can turn entire communities into a ghost town.
Macro Sensors introduce LVDT Linear Position Sensors as a critical position feedback component on its down hole drilling equipment.
The price of corn fell to its lowest point in more than three years after a U.S. government estimate of corn stocks came in higher than traders had anticipated. The price of corn has been falling this summer in response to an 80-year high in planting levels and conditions that didn't mirror last year's drought.
Once fully operational in 2014, the plant, which is the first of its kind in the United States, is expected to capture 300,000 tons of CO2 annually. The commercial-scale plant will employ roughly 35 people and is expected to create more than 200 jobs through the plant's construction and on-going operations.