BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's government has ordered that production be halted at a giant U.S.-owned gold and copper mine during an investigation into recent fatal accidents there, a senior official said Monday.
The Sierra Club and other environmental groups threatened to sue the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad and mining companies in Oregon unless they take action to prevent spills of coal dust from trains, The New York Times reports.
As Brazil looks to expand mining and expand development to host the 2016 Olympic Games, discoveries of archeological sites have caused conflicts. Brazilian courts have the power to preserve such sites, The New York Times reports.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Labor unrest grows in South Africa as police say 1,000 strikers are blocking access to the main shaft at Anglo American Platinum, stopping some operations at the world's largest platinum mine.
Anglo spokeswoman Mpumi Sithole said threats and intimidation from "unidentified individuals" had stopped some miners working overnight.
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.