Alpha Natural Resources Inc., the nation's third-largest coal supplier, will pay a $27.5 million fine and spend $200 million to reduce illegal toxic discharges from 79 mines and 25 coal processing facilities in West Virginia, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Kentucky.
Alaska Attorney General Michael Geraghty is pushing back against the U.S. Environmental...
A Canadian mining company said Wednesday that an illegal miner was killed in a clash...
A national environmental group has made good on its promise to sue a St. Louis-based utility over what it calls thousands of violations of federal clean air laws.
North Carolina regulators are pressing Duke Energy to send robot cameras up drainage pipes at all of its coal ash dumps in the state following a big spill last month that left 70 miles of the Dan River coated in toxic sludge.
An attempt to unearth new riches from some of the Gold Rush era's most productive mines has stalled, with the owners announcing Tuesday that they must spend more than $1 million before work can resume.
North Carolina regulators have cited five more Duke Energy power plants for lacking required storm water permits after a massive spill at one of the company's coal ash dumps coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic sludge.
The elderly, young children and pregnant women were advised to evacuate an Australian town that has been shrouded by smoke and ash from a burning coal mine for almost three weeks.
In the wake of recent spills, coal ash dumped decades ago across the country is being dug up and recycled to make concrete, asphalt and other building products.
A Republican state senator has stepped back from his plans to curtail local sand mine regulations, introducing a bill Wednesday that would shield existing mines from new restrictions but allow municipalities to impose regulations on new operations.
Although coal trade only accounts for about 5% of trade flows in energy fuels, the volume of U.S. coal exports has steadily increased, from 50 million short tons (MMst) in 2005 to a record 126 MMst in 2012.
North Carolina regulators say they may force Duke Energy to move a pair of leaky coal ash dumps, more than three weeks after a massive spill coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic gray sludge.
A team of academic researchers equipped with a drone estimates that up to 35 million gallons of coal ash and contaminated wastewater spilled into the Dan River earlier this month.
A group of former workers at a now-closed central Illinois coal mine allege in a federal lawsuit they're owed a year of health insurance under a collective-bargaining deal.
A proposed overhaul of Maine's mining regulations made its way to state lawmakers on Monday as supporters and critics remain deeply divided over whether expanded metallic mining is the answer to Maine's economic problems or will result in the demise of the natural resources that make the state special.
Federal prosecutors widened their investigation triggered by a massive coal ash spill in North Carolina, demanding reams of documents and ordering nearly 20 state environmental agency employees to testify before a grand jury.
Federal prosecutors have served North Carolina's environmental agency with more subpoenas seeking documents and commanding more than a dozen state employees to testify before a grand jury, all part of a broadening criminal investigation launched in the wake of a massive coal ash spill.
North Carolina officials said Tuesday that groundwater containing unsafe levels of arsenic apparently leaching from a Duke Energy coal ash dump is still pouring into the Dan River, which is already contaminated from a massive Feb. 2 spill.
North Carolina's top environmental official said Monday that he briefed Gov. Pat McCrory before intervening in lawsuits against Duke Energy, resulting in a negotiated settlement that fined the $50 billion corporation $99,111 to resolve violations over groundwater contamination leaching from two huge coal ash dumps.
AK Steel announces that the company's Middletown (OH) Works coke plant has received the Max Eward Safety Award from the American Coke and Coal Chemicals Institute (ACCCI), a leading industry trade organization. The award recognizes the company for operating one of the safest cokemaking facilities in America during 2013.
Emergency workers in South Africa cleared a mine shaft entrance of debris on Sunday, allowing miners who had been trapped below the chance to escape. The only problem was that the miners were working illegally at the abandoned mine, and some stayed underground because they feared arrest if they came out, according to officials.
A group of residents is suing Lyon County commissioners and a mining company over a decision that it fears could pave the way for mining expansion close to Silver City, about 30 miles southeast of Reno.
Federal authorities have launched a criminal investigation into a massive coal ash spill into a North Carolina river, demanding that Duke Energy and state regulators hand over reams of documents related to the accident that left a waterway polluted with tons of toxic sludge.
A West Virginia creek turned black with 108,000 gallons of coal slurry because of ice buildup on a pipeline, environmental officials said Wednesday.
Federal authorities have launched a criminal investigation into North Carolina's environmental agency following a massive coal ash spill on the Dan River.
Two North Carolina lawmakers say last week's massive coal ash spill on the Dan River was a "wake up call" that Duke Energy should be forced to clean out leaky waste dumps at its power plants.
State environmental officials are reviewing the dozen coal ash ponds in Virginia following a massive spill along the Dan River in North Carolina as water quality tests concluded that treatment plants are effectively removing toxins from public water supplies in Danville and South Boston.
State mining regulators assured legislators on Tuesday that Minnesota laws were strong enough to protect future generations from bankruptcies and cleanup costs from copper mines proposed in northeastern Minnesota's Iron Range.
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