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.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A Chilean court's halt to construction of Barrick Gold Corp.'s $8 billion, border-straddling mine on the high spine of the Andes is only the latest setback in Latin America for the world's largest gold miner.
Barrick also faces growing environmental resistance in Argentina, which shares the Pascua-Lama mine project, and the Dominican Republic's government is insisting on rewriting the royalty contract for its $4 billion Pueblo Viejo mine.
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.
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., pledged to push a vote to complete the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste facility in Nevada if Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., moves to limit filibusters, Roll Call reports.
The Renewable Fuels Association questioned the point of a planned protest of motorcycle owners against the E15 ethanol brand, as the fuel is not approved for motorcycles, Ethanol Producer Magazine reports.