Duke Energy's CEO is paying a price for a massive spill of collected coal ash that coated 70 miles of a North Carolina river in sludge containing toxic heavy metals.
Top executives from Montana's largest mining company are relocating to Denver and the company...
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The company says the mine would generate 300 jobs paying an average of $76,000 annually.
Montana regulators won't move forward on a proposal for a major new coal mine until sponsor Arch Coal Inc. addresses hundreds of deficiencies in its application, the state Department of Environmental Quality.
New Mexico regulators are close to making a decision on what experts have called a watershed case that could influence energy policy in the state for years to come.
"It's a job from hell," says a young man in this video whose father was killed while working in a mine.
The Black Thunder mine has a fleet of 148 haul trucks, according to Arch Coal. It is one of the most productive mines in the world and has held the title of biggest in the world in the past.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed bills Thursday that scale back the state's prevailing wage and cut safety and environmental rules for coal mining.
The state said monitoring wells near Duke's dumps at Sutton showed readings exceeding state groundwater standards or boron, thallium, selenium, iron, manganese and other chemicals.
Federal mine safety regulators issued more than a dozen citations to a West Virginia coal mine in the week before a Sunday accident that killed one worker and injured two others.
This latest unfortunate event is just one of many that have afflicted the mine during its 57-year history.
Mexican authorities have fined a mining company about $1.5 million for an Aug. 7 spill of copper sulfate and heavy metals that contaminated two rivers in northern Mexico.
North Dakota is known for its booming oil fields, but coal mining in the state also is a healthy industry.
When Arizona's only active uranium mine shuts down this spring, the company running it plans to restart another mine south of Grand Canyon National Park.
The new Republican-controlled Congress appeared skeptical of the president's outreach to the heart of the nation's coal country, with Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announcing Monday that he would personally oversee the budget of Obama's Environmental Protection Agency.
The simulator that Southeastern Illinois College and Illinois Eastern Community College plan to build will have features such as an imitation-smoke system and a control center where coordinators can monitor how the miners cope with disaster-like conditions.
A recent decline in the price of copper — and worrisome projections about the metals market going forward — has led to the closure of one mine in Montana and concern throughout the industry. Spokane Valley, Washington-based Revett Mining Co. this week announced it would suspend operations at the end of the month at Troy Mine.
The Revett Mining Co. has announced it is closing a copper and silver mine in northwestern Montana due to low metals prices and laying off just over 70 employees. Spokane Valley-based Revett announced Monday that it would end development work, continue milling operations through the end of January and then place the mine on "care and maintenance" mode.
Hundreds of angry coal miners in southern Poland staged an underground strike Monday to protest a plan to close four mines that the government says are losing money. Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz traveled to the area to sit down and talk with the protesting miners. Earlier negotiations broke down Sunday.
A judge is upholding most of a gag order in a criminal case against ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship, who was in charge of the Upper Big Branch mine when it exploded and killed 29 men. U.S. District Judge Irene Berger wrote that she needs much of the gag order intact to maintain a fair trial with unbiased prospective jurors in southern West Virginia.
They ended their protest late Wednesday after Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal assured them that Coal India, which accounts for 80 percent of India's coal production, would not be privatized and the interests of workers would be protected.
A financially troubled copper mine in Mohave County is laying of hundreds of workers. The Today's News-Herald newspaper reports that the Mineral Park mine near Kingman sent layoff notices to more than 350 workers on Monday. The company has been attempting to tell the mine but a possible sale fell through.
Two large underground coal mines in western Kentucky will be idled, putting about 670 miners out of work. Patriot Coal Corp. is halting operations at its Highland No. 9 mine and Dodge Hill No. 1 mine in Union County. The mines employ about 670 workers and produced about 3.9 million tons of thermal coal last year
Murray Energy is expanding its coal preparation plant in Benwood. Construction of a new coal processing facility is underway at the Ohio County Coal Co. prep plant. The project is expected to be completed by late spring.
Villagers refusing to leave their homes for the expansion of a Chinese-backed copper mine in northwestern Myanmar remained in a tense standoff with security forces for a second day Tuesday, with two reported hurt. The confrontation left one woman dead Monday when guards and police fired at the protesting villagers.
Less than five years after an explosion fueled by excess coal dust killed 29 men deep inside a West Virginia underground mine, the nation's coal mines are on pace for an all-time low in work-related deaths. Federal mine safety officials credit changes they've made since the Upper Big Branch disaster in April 2010.
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 miles southeast of Phoenix is on its way to President Barack Obama's desk as part of the nation's annual defense funding bill. The annual defense authorization bill passed by the Senate Friday includes the trade that will allow Resolution Copper Mining Co. to develop the mine near Superior, touted as the largest in North America.
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