The federal agency in charge of environmental protection at surface mines including Wyoming's huge open-pit coal mines has agreed to work toward regulating the toxic chemicals that sometimes get ejected into the air during blasting.
Some who live near the big coal mines say they've suffered from headaches and respiratory irritation when such clouds waft over their neighborhoods.
A trade of public and private lands needed to allow the development of a massive copper mine 70...
Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency says search teams have recovered the bodies of the last five...
The new five-story building will house U.S. Steel's 800 headquarters employees for at least 18 years, with an option to extend the lease beyond that. The plan solves several interlocking problems for U.S. Steel, the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins and the city.
Two concrete vaults used to store tar residue and other impurities from a manufactured gas plant more than 100 years ago were recently found buried underground just north of the Shiras Steam Plant in south Marquette.
Mississippi appears to be the favored location for a proposed $1.2 billion aluminum mill that would hire 650 or more workers to supply aluminum for auto bodies. American Specialty Alloys announced plans to build the plant Monday.
Don Blankenship has become the highest-ranking coal official to face federal charges in the nation's deadliest mine disaster in 40 years. A federal grand jury indicted the former Massey Energy CEO on numerous counts of conspiracy stemming from the April 2010 explosion that killed 29 men at the Upper Big Branch Mine in Montcoal, West Virginia.
An explosion ripped through the Dongfang coal mine in the city of Huainan. The search for the missing miners was hampered by collapsed shafts and gas pockets, but ended with the confirmation of the 21 deaths. Authorities determined that the mine was operating illegally.
Solid Energy issued a statement saying the company was unable to come up with a safe re-entry plan. A government investigation found Pike River Coal ignored 21 warnings that methane gas had accumulated to explosive levels in the mine.
A federal judge dismissed a notice from the U.S. Secretary of Labor finding that a Patriot Coal subsidiary displayed a "pattern of violations" in its operations.
The Pebble Mine project that is on Tuesday's ballot embodies the paradoxes of Alaska politics, starting with the unlikely trio of conservatives who put the issue on the map about seven years ago.
A specialized mine rescue team, as well as other searchers, are working at the scene. Antioquia Gov. Sergio Fajardo says it is likely to take three days to reach the men in a "very complicated" rescue operation.
A coal mine in southern Turkey collapsed Tuesday, trapping 18 workers underground as water surged near them, officials said — an event likely to raise even more concerns about the nation's poor workplace safety standards.
The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority will consider a proposal from a Vancouver mining company to turn the oldest downhill ski area near Fairbanks into a gold mine.
A new deep mine operation has been approved by Tennessee and federal officials to allow coal extraction from Dayton Mountain.
European Union leaders meeting in Brussels to stamp their new, ambitious greenhouse gas emissions plan should prepare for unyielding opposition from coal-reliant Poland and other East European countries who say their developing economies and electricity bills would suffer too much from the new target.
Federal mine inspectors say operators were warned numerous times of potential danger at the Revenue-Virginius Mine days before two men died of carbon-monoxide poisoning in 2013.
Many projects are contemplating the design of coal combustion residues handling systems to comply with EPA regulations and to relieve pressure on existing ash ponds. For each of these projects, one critical aspect of their feasibility is to determine how to store the CCR at the point of production and how to transport it to the new landfill.
Senate President Jeff Kessler is setting up a task force as part of a push to help West Virginia's struggling southern coalfields.
A popular tourist attraction in southern Arizona is at risk of being contaminated with orange and brown sludge that spilled from two abandoned mines near Patagonia.
Regulators in western Wisconsin say they took action against the wrong company after discovering permit violations at a frack sand mine.
Authorities say a disgruntled employee commandeered a locomotive from a northeast Wyoming coal mine and later plowed it into another train before he was apprehended.
Freeport-McMoRan Inc. is selling 80 percent of its stake in a copper and gold mine in Chile for at least $1.8 billion.
Polish officials are searching for a miner who has been missing underground following a methane explosion.
The United Mine Workers of America is organizing a rally against proposed stricter federal pollution regulations for coal-burning power plants.
The number of chronic safety violators among mine operators has fallen sharply in recent years, according to government figures being released Thursday.
Owners of a central Illinois coal mine are seeking a zoning change to allow the expansion of a coal-waste storage facility.
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