CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's senior U.S. senator said he plans to unveil legislation Thursday that would allow states to collect royalties directly from companies that produce minerals from federal lands.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — U.S. senators from Wyoming and New Mexico said Tuesday they plan to roll out legislation this week to restore about $110 million in cuts to a federal minerals payment program that hit their states the hardest.
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., plans to introduce a bill that would require the Environmental Protection Agency to issue or deny backlogged permits for surface mines in his home state, The Lexington Herald-Leader reports.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Coal miner Peabody Energy Corp. says its profit slid in the first three months of the year on lower U.S. shipments and prices for its Australian coal. But the results still beat Wall Street's expectations.
DECKER, Mont. (AP) — From the time coal is scooped from the depths of the Spring Creek strip mine in Montana's wide-open Powder River Basin until it travels more than 6,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean to power plants in South Korea, the price can increase more than fivefold.
Attorneys general in four Northeastern states announced they would petition the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a new review of regulations governing nuclear waste storage, The Associated Press reports.
A panel of infrastructure experts in New Jersey criticized Gov. Chris Christie for remarks that suggested there was no evidence of a link between climate change and Hurricane Sandy, E&E Publishing reports.