Canadian mining firm Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. vowed Monday to continue trying to develop the Pebble Mine in Alaska after its partner Anglo American PLC backed away from the controversial project.
Anglo American spent $541 million on the project during its six-year involvement as a half-owner of the potentially huge copper and gold surface mine near Bristol Bay. In a statement, Chief Executive Mark Cutifani said the global mining giant withdrew from the Pebble Partnership to focus on projects with lower risks and lower pre-approval costs.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's prime minister predicted Monday that Parliament will reject plans for Canadian-run gold mine following large protests over the cyanide used in its extraction process.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy says the agency's forthcoming decision on the proposed Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska, will be governed by science and not politics, Watchdog.org reports.
In an interview with FuelFix, former Mexican President Vicente Fox said he's "optimistic" that Mexico's Congress will approve constitutional reforms that would open the nation's energy markets to outside investment.
Energy-conservation lobbying groups the Alliance to Save Energy and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy urged the Environmental Protection Agency to prioritize energy efficiency in its greenhouse-gas regulations at existing power plants, National Journal reports.
As the Obama administration moves closer to a final decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, time is running short for Canada to offer a plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions as a bartering chip for the project's approval, Reuters reports.
The Senate's recent change to filibuster rules clears the path for President Obama's three nominees to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals for confirmation, which would result in a 7-4 Democratic majority on the key court, the Los Angeles Times reports.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will finalize its rules limiting ship speed in certain regions of the Eastern Seaboard to prevent collisions with endangered North Atlantic right whales, The Hill reports.
The Environmental Integrity Project said in a report that the current boom in natural gas production from shale would eventually increase carbon-dioxide emissions in related industries by 91 million tons per year, E&E reports.
Power generated by the planned Hancock Wind project in Maine will be sold to Burlington Electric Department in Vermont, according to a deal announced Friday by wind farm operator First Wind, the Boston Globe reports.
Virginia has moved closer to its goal of setting up a research turbine on the Outer Continental Shelf off the state's coast to gather wind data, now that BOEM has found no competing interests in the area, Newsplex.com reports.
ConocoPhillips said Friday it will set aside more than half of its $16.7 billion budget next year for North American shale projects, adding that it expects to hit its production target of 1,600 barrels a day, Reuters reports.