Mining regulation

FILE - This July 16, 1945, file photo, shows the mushroom cloud of the first atomic explosion at Trinity Test Site near Alamagordo, N.M. A compensation program for those exposed to radiation from years of nuclear weapons testing and uranium mining would be expanded under legislation that seeks to address fallout across the western United States, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. (AP Photo/File)
July 16, 2019 - 1:40 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A compensation program for those exposed to radiation from years of nuclear weapons testing and uranium mining would be expanded under legislation that seeks to address fallout across the western United States, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan...
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Friends and relatives hold signs with the names of victims, during a march paying homage to the victims of a mining dam collapse a week ago, in Brumadinho, Brazil, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. A spokesman for the Minas Gerais Fire Department said after the ceremony that authorities were not calling off the search for bodies although no one had been found alive since Saturday. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
February 02, 2019 - 9:12 am
SAO PAULO (AP) — Lax regulations, chronic short staffing and a law that muffled the voices of environmentalists on mining licenses made the devastating collapse of a dam in southeastern Brazil all but destined to happen, experts and legislators say. The failure of the dam holding back iron ore...
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FILE - This Feb. 10, 2016, file photo shows a former iron ore processing plant near Hoyt Lakes, Minn., that would become part of a proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency announced its approval of the air and water quality permits for the project and a certification of the company's plan to mitigate the mine's impact on wetlands. The only remaining major permit is a wetlands permit from the Army Corps of Engineers. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
December 20, 2018 - 4:29 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State pollution regulators on Thursday issued the last major state permits sought by the developers of the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, leaving only one major federal permit still pending. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency announced its...
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In this Oct. 4, 2018 photo, the U.S. Supreme Court is seen at sunset in Washington. The Supreme Court is avoiding a high-profile case by rejecting appeals from Kansas and Louisiana in their effort to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood over the dissenting votes of three justices. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
November 05, 2018 - 5:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed reluctant Monday to agree with companies seeking to overturn a decades-old Virginia ban on mining radioactive uranium. The justices heard arguments in a case brought by the owners of a massive uranium deposit in Virginia's Pittsylvania County, which...
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September 08, 2018 - 5:24 pm
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Attorney General's Office says it will defend a state law at the center of a dispute over a proposed gold mine in mountains north of Yellowstone National Park. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported Saturday that state attorneys are stepping into a lawsuit over a...
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May 21, 2018 - 9:52 am
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Despite having lost the Republican primary, convicted ex-coal baron Don Blankenship says he's going to continue his bid for U.S. Senate as a third-party candidate. Blankenship's campaign said in a news release Monday that he'll be running as a member of the Constitution...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2018, file photo, former Massey CEO and West Virginia Republican Senatorial candidate, Don Blankenship, speaks during a town hall to kick off his campaign in Logan, W. Va. Blankenship has unleashed a political ad that takes swipes at "China people" and calls the Senate majority leader "Cocaine Mitch." His ad says McConnell has created jobs for "China people" and charges that his "China family" has given him millions of dollars. McConnell's wife is U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, whose parents are originally from China.(AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
May 04, 2018 - 12:28 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An ex-coal executive who's running for U.S. Senate after serving a one-year prison sentence has unleashed a political ad that takes swipes at "China people" and calls the Senate majority leader "Cocaine Mitch." Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship, a Republican, is...
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The bodies of jade scavengers who were killed in a landslide are covered in plastic and lined up at a hospital morgue Friday, May 4, 2018, in Hpakant, Kachine state in northern Myanmar. Hpakant is the epicenter of the world's best and lucrative jade mining industry that generated about $31 billion in 2015. (AP Photo)
May 04, 2018 - 6:24 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A landslide of a mound of mining waste killed at least 14 people Friday morning in northern Myanmar's jade mining region, a local official said. The accident near the Waikha mine also left six people injured and an unknown number believed missing, based on what local villagers...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2018, file photo, former Massey CEO and West Virginia Republican Senatorial candidate, Don Blankenship, speaks during a town hall to kick off his campaign in Logan, W.Va. Blankenship doesn’t care if his party and his president don’t think he can beat Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin this fall. This former coal mining executive, an ex-convict released from prison less than a year ago, is willing to risk his personal fortune and the Republican Party’s golden opportunity in West Virginia for the chance to prove them all wrong. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
April 28, 2018 - 10:28 am
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican Don Blankenship doesn't care if his party and his president don't think he can beat Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin this fall. This former coal mining executive, an ex-convict released from prison less than a year ago, is willing to risk his personal fortune and the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2010, file photo, the snowcapped Cabinet Mountains tower over the lush Kootenai River Valley outside of Libby, Mont. An Idaho mining company is asking a Montana judge to strike down its designation as a "bad actor" over past pollution, saying the label could stall two mines proposed beneath a wilderness area. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
April 12, 2018 - 7:52 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An Idaho mining company went to court Thursday seeking to overturn its designation by Montana officials as an industry "bad actor" because of pollution tied to its CEO. Hecla Mining Co. asked a judge to block the Montana Department of Environmental Quality from suspending...
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