OURAY, Colo. (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine exactly what sort of accident occurred in a mine in southwestern Colorado that left two miners dead of carbon monoxide poisoning and injured 20 others.
The House Natural Resources Committee approved a bill by Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, to stop the Interior Department from implementing a rewrite of a 2008 stream buffer rule that could be used to restrict mountaintop removal mining, The Hill reports.
Arch Coal subsidiary Mingo Logan Coal Co. asked the Supreme Court to review the Environmental Protection Agency's retroactive veto of Clean Water Act permits for a West Virginia mountaintop-removal mining project, E&E reports.
Rio Tinto will submit a mine plan to the U.S. Forest Service this week for its Resolution copper mining project in Arizona, a joint effort with BHP Billiton that could be the largest copper operation in North America, Reuters reports.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Stillwater Mining Co. reported a net loss of $201.5 million for the latest quarter after slashing the value of its copper reserve in Argentina, but company executives said Wednesday its underlying financial results are good.
The House Natural Resources Committee is expected to advance legislation by Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, that would prevent the Interior Department from strengthening regulations on mountain removal coal mining, The Hill reports.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Rural neighbors of an abandoned World War II-era copper mine that has leaked toxic chemicals in northern Nevada for decades have won up to a $19.5 million settlement from companies they accused of covering up the contamination.
BEIJING (AP) — China said Friday it opposes the release of a WTO report about its export curbs on rare earths — exotic minerals used in mobile phones and other high-tech products — following news accounts that the document rejects Beijing's policy as a trade violation.
Gina McCarthy, delivering the first address to CERAWeek by an EPA administrator since the conference began, said Thursday that her agency can craft carbon rules that will fight climate change without stopping "business in its tracks," Reuters reports.
The CEOs of Duke Energy and American Electric Power, speaking at the CERAWeek conference in Houston, said it was important that the EPA's rules to fight climate change not be too burdensome, National Journal reports.
It wouldn't hurt the reliability of the PJM Interconnection to shift to getting 30 percent of its electricity from renewable sources if it invests in adequate transmission, according to a consultant study, E&E reports.
A 12,000 gallon gasoline spill from a leaking pipeline in western Pennsylvania could end up costing Sunoco $2.3 million, the amount the state's Department of Environmental Protection is seeking in penalties, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.