A study for the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement found many man-made storage ponds for coal sludge have weak barrier walls, posing a potential long-term issue, The Washington Post reports.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Internal investigators have faulted the Environmental Protection Agency over years of delays in completing health studies needed to guide the cleanup of a Montana mining town where hundreds of people have died from asbestos exposure.
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.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Greenland's government wants to make sure the sparsely populated Arctic island doesn't get "ripped off" by foreign companies seeking to exploit its natural resources, the new premier said Wednesday.
Liberal watchdog group Checks and Balances Project said the State Department inspector general is investigating potential conflicts of interests in the department's environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline, The Hill reports.