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  • Glencore swings to profit, announces buyback

    GENEVA (AP) — Commodities and mining group Glencore PLC says it will buy back up to $1 billion of its own shares as profit for the first half of the year rose 8 percent. The Swiss-based company, which created an industry giant through the merger between Glencore and Xstrata, says the...

  • Feds seen as more lenient than Oregon and Washington on coal exports

    The Obama administration has signaled that it might be more willing than Oregon and Washington to allow coal exports from the states. 

  • Blast in China coal mine kills 2, traps 25 miners

    BEIJING (AP) — A gas explosion at a coal mine in eastern China has killed at least two miners, and rescuers searched Wednesday for 25 more workers missing in the blast, state media reported. Twelve other miners were rescued from the privately owned mine in Huainan city in Anhui province after...

  • Mexico says mine firm lied about chemical spill

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's top environmental official said Tuesday that a mining company lied about a spill of millions of gallons of acids and heavy metals that contaminated two rivers and a dam downstream. Environment Secretary Juan Jose Guerra Abud said the mine falsely claimed the spill...

  • Billionaire to pay $1.5M fine for Kentucky mines

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — West Virginia billionaire Jim Justice has reached a $1.5 million settlement with Kentucky officials over dozens of violations at several of his coal mines in eastern Kentucky. The agreement between Justice and the state's Department for Natural Resources is a reduction...

  • New federal mining rule survives court challenge

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — New federal rules that labor officials say could save lives at dangerous mining sites have survived a court challenge from mining industry groups. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday dismissed the lawsuit brought by the National Mining Association and other...

  • Mexico files complaint against mine in acid spill

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Environmental authorities filed a criminal complaint Monday against a copper mine that spilled 10 million gallons (40,000 cubic meters) of acids into two rivers that supply water to tens of thousands of people in northern Mexico. The Attorney General for Environmental...

  • Oregon agency stings coal industry as it nixes key permit

    An Oregon agency dealt a blow to the coal industry Monday night, denying a necessary permit for a proposed export terminal and boosting environmentalists' hopes of scuttling U.S. coal exports from the West Coast.

  • Expected Oregon ruling could kill coal industry's hopes for U.S. exports to Asia

    An Oregon state agency is expected to decide Monday whether developers can build a proposed coal export terminal, a ruling that would have broad ramifications for the coal industry's ability to tap into energy-hungry Asian markets.

  • Schweitzer mining dispute claim goes forward

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An expert commission will decide on a $10 million compensation claim from former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer and other investors in a dispute involving a proposed silver mine, under a federal judge's ruling that said the size of the claim was "more than suspect."...

  • Conservationists: Proposed habitat could hurt mine

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Conservationists say a new proposal for protected habitat for the yellow-billed cuckoo in southern Arizona could impede plans for a mine in that area. Already, the proposed Rosemont copper mine south of Tucson has faced seven years of delays. The mine was dealt another...

  • 6 workers suffer burns in East Texas mine accident

    THERMO, Texas (AP) — Six workers at an idle coal mine in East Texas have suffered burns from falling debris amid preparations to resume operations this fall. Owner Luminant (LOO'-mihn-ant) says five employees were in stable condition Thursday at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. The sixth...

  • Hundreds attend hearing on Alaska mine proposal

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Hundreds of people turned out in Anchorage to comment on a proposal that would severely restrict development of a massive gold-and-copper mine in the Bristol Bay region. The proposal, made the by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last month, effectively would bar...

  • Appeals court OKs permits for Upper Peninsula mine

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a decision by state regulators to allow construction of a nickel and copper mine in the Upper Peninsula backwoods, the latest development in a 12-year legal and political struggle. A three-judge panel ruled...

  • Mexico says mine slow to report huge acid spill

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A civil defense official says a private mine in northern Mexico did not immediately report a massive acid spill, allowing it to flow into a river that supplies water to tens of thousands of people. Carlos Arias, director of civil defense for the northern state of Sonora, said...



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