Metals and minerals industry

August 09, 2017 - 4:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal scientists warn that burning fossil fuels is already driving a steep increase in the United States of heat waves, droughts and floods — even as President Donald Trump touts new oil pipelines and pledges to revive the nation's struggling coal mines. A draft report...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2016, file photo, a haul truck with a 250-ton capacity carries coal from the Spring Creek strip mine near Decker, Mont. As President Donald Trump touts new oil pipelines and pledges to revive the nation’s struggling coal mines, federal scientists are warning that burning fossil fuels is already driving a steep increase in the United States of heat waves, droughts and floods. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
August 09, 2017 - 3:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal scientists warn that burning fossil fuels is already driving a steep increase in the United States of heat waves, droughts and floods — even as President Donald Trump touts new oil pipelines and pledges to revive the nation's struggling coal mines. A draft report...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2017, file photo, a train near hauls coal mined from Wyoming's Powder River Basin near Bill, Wyo. he Interior Department has scrapped an Obama-era rule aimed at ensuring that coal companies don't shortchange taxpayers on huge volumes of coal extracted from public lands, primarily in the West. (AP Photo/Mead Gruver, File)
August 07, 2017 - 5:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department on Monday scrapped an Obama-era rule on coal royalties that mining companies had criticized as burdensome and costly. The Trump administration put the royalty valuation rule on hold in February after mining companies challenged it in federal court...
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August 07, 2017 - 3:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department has scrapped an Obama-era rule aimed at ensuring that coal companies don't shortchange taxpayers on huge volumes of coal extracted from public lands, primarily in the West. The Trump administration put the rule on hold in February after mining companies...
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In this handout photo taken on Friday Aug. 4, 2017 released by ALROSA diamond mining company shows a group of rescuers at the the Mir diamond mine, one of Alrosa's largest diamond deposits in Mirny, in Yakutsk region in Siberia, Russia. Russian officials say more then dozen people are missing inside a flooded the Mir diamond mine in Siberia. (ALROSA diamond mining company via AP)
August 05, 2017 - 11:11 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian emergency officials say they have rescued a miner trapped by a flood in a Siberian diamond mine and are searching for eight others still missing. Water surged into the Mir mine in Siberia on Friday while 151 people were down in the pit. Most were quickly evacuated, but nine...
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August 04, 2017 - 8:35 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials say 17 people are missing inside a flooded diamond mine in Siberia. The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry says rescue workers have established contact with 134 of the 151 miners who were down in the pit when it got flooded on Friday. The ministry 133 people have...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2015 file photo, Joe Main, third from left, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health, and Patricia Silvey, center, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Operations with MSHA, speak with workers at the Gibson North mine, in Princeton, Ind. Deaths in U.S. coal mines this year have surged ahead of last year’s, and federal safety officials say the inexperience of those new to a mine could share the blame. But the nation’s coal miner’s union says the mine safety agency isn’t taking the right approach to fixing the problem. Silvey said eight of the coal miners who died this year had less than a year’s experience at the mine where they worked. "We found from the stats that category of miners were more prone to have an accident,” Silvey said in an interview with The Associated Press before the 10th death occurred at a mine in Pennsylvania on July 25. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
August 03, 2017 - 8:48 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Deaths in U.S. coal mines this year have surged ahead of last year's, and federal safety officials say workers who are new to a mine have been especially vulnerable to fatal accidents. But the nation's coal miner's union says the mine safety agency isn't taking the right...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2015 file photo, Joe Main, third from left, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health, and Patricia Silvey, center, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Operations with MSHA, speak with workers at the Gibson North mine, in Princeton, Ind. Deaths in U.S. coal mines this year have surged ahead of last year’s, and federal safety officials say the inexperience of those new to a mine could share the blame. But the nation’s coal miner’s union says the mine safety agency isn’t taking the right approach to fixing the problem. Silvey said eight of the coal miners who died this year had less than a year’s experience at the mine where they worked. "We found from the stats that category of miners were more prone to have an accident,” Silvey said in an interview with The Associated Press before the 10th death occurred at a mine in Pennsylvania on July 25. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
August 03, 2017 - 4:37 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Deaths in U.S. coal mines this year have surged ahead of last year's, and federal safety officials say workers who are new to a mine have been especially vulnerable to fatal accidents. But the nation's coal miner's union says the mine safety agency isn't taking the right...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2015 file photo, Joe Main, third from left, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health, and Patricia Silvey, center, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Operations with MSHA, speak with workers at the Gibson North mine, in Princeton, Ind. Deaths in U.S. coal mines this year have surged ahead of last year’s, and federal safety officials say the inexperience of those new to a mine could share the blame. But the nation’s coal miner’s union says the mine safety agency isn’t taking the right approach to fixing the problem. Silvey said eight of the coal miners who died this year had less than a year’s experience at the mine where they worked. "We found from the stats that category of miners were more prone to have an accident,” Silvey said in an interview with The Associated Press before the 10th death occurred at a mine in Pennsylvania on July 25. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
August 03, 2017 - 4:34 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Deaths in U.S. coal mines this year have surged ahead of last year's, and federal safety officials say workers who are new to a mine have been especially vulnerable to fatal accidents. But the coal miner's union says the federal agency in charge of mine safety isn't taking...
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July 14, 2017 - 10:00 am
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Court records show West Virginia Tax Department officials have filed four new liens for almost $1 million against Tams Management Inc., one of the coal companies owned by Gov. Jim Justice and his family. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that the liens are for unpaid...
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