MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors want to further delay their involvement in a long-lingering civil lawsuit filed by former Massey Energy shareholders who say the coal company lied about its safety record to inflate stock prices.
GENEVA (AP) — Delegates from more than 130 nations began a final round of negotiations on Sunday that are expected to lead to the creation of the first legally binding international treaty to reduce mercury emissions.
The Ames Laboratory in Iowa was granted as much as $120 million from the Department of Energy to establish the Critical Materials Institute, a research center tasked with developing solutions to rare earth shortages, the Ames Tribune reports.
The board of Russia's Norilsk Nickel mining company approved a plan to pay outgoing executive Vladimir Strzhalkovsky $100 million, the largest-ever severance payment in Russia's history, The New York Times reports.
SUTTER CREEK, Calif. (AP) — The gold miners who made California famous were the rugged loners trying to shake nuggets loose from streams or hillsides. The ones who made the state rich were those who worked for big mining companies that blasted gold from an underground world of dust and darkness.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the conviction of an ex-security chief who lied to investigators and ordered a subordinate to destroy documents after the 2010 explosion that killed 29 coal miners at West Virginia's Upper Big Branch mine.
Energy Department Acting Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Christopher Smith warned House lawmakers he is limited in what he can discuss at Tuesday's hearing on natural gas exports, The Hill reports.