- Company revises plan for layout of Eastern Oregon gold mine Updated: Jul-30-15 1:22 pm
ONTARIO, Oregon - Calico Resources Corp. officials have revised plans for their proposed gold mine, moving the processing facilities closer to the mine.
- Ball to close beverage packaging plant in Virginia Updated: Jul-30-15 12:20 pm
BRISTOL, Virginia - Ball Corporation says it plans to close its beverage packaging plant in Bristol, Virginia next year.
- Appeals court reinstates 'Roadless Rule' for Tongass Updated: Jul-29-15 6:55 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - A divided federal appeals court on Wednesday affirmed a lower-court decision that reinstates prohibitions on road-building and timber harvests in roadless areas of the nation's largest national forest.
- Tariff can be placed on some paper from Canada Updated: Jul-29-15 4:46 pm
MADISON, Maine - U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin says the International Trade Association has found in favor of Madison Paper in its claim that Canadian subsidies created an unfair advantage for competitors.
- June US mine inspections result in 139 citations Updated: Jul-29-15 3:09 am
ARLINGTON, Virginia - Federal inspectors issued 139 citations and three orders at U.S. mine operations in June.
- California fines 6 companies selling tainted produce Updated: Jul-29-15 12:11 am
SACRAMENTO, California - Six companies that the state officials say ignored warnings and repeatedly sold imported fruits and vegetables that contained illegal pesticide residues have been fined up to $20,000, authorities said Tuesday.
- Mississippi Phosphates accused of polluting waters Updated: Jul-28-15 2:33 pm
GULFPORT, Mississippi - A Pascagoula fertilizer plant has been accused by the federal government of discharging pollutants that have killed thousands of fish and destroyed marshy areas over the past decade.
- Union workers again reject contract with Stillwater Mining Updated: Jul-28-15 2:13 pm
HELENA, Montana - Union workers have again rejected a proposed four-year contract with the only company mining platinum and palladium in the United States.
- 4 workers injured after hitting power line at metal plant Updated: Jul-28-15 1:20 pm
ALLOY, West Virginia - Four workers have been injured after a jackhammer hit an underground power line at a plant in Fayette County.
- Freeport-McCoRan launches business review to cut costs Updated: Jul-28-15 1:05 pm
Shares of Freeport-McMoRan jumped Tuesday after the company said it has started reviewing its mining and oil and gas businesses to look for cost-cutting opportunities in the face of weak markets for its products.
- Ravenswood Century Aluminum plant permanently shut down Updated: Jul-28-15 11:44 am
RAVENSWOOD, West Virginia - A Century Aluminum smelter in Jackson County that has sat idle for more than six years will not be restarted following an unsuccessful attempt to obtain a special electricity rate for the plant, the company said.
- Museum creates research room for miner family histories Updated: Jul-28-15 8:32 am
SCARBRO, West Virginia - A museum and store in Fayette County has created a room where coal miners' relatives can research their family histories.
- Fertilizer company to break ground on Milledgeville facility Updated: Jul-28-15 5:11 am
MILLEDGEVILLE, Illinois - A fertilizer company is set to break ground in the as-yet unused business park in the village of Milledgeville.
- 119-year-old southwestern Ohio paper mill to be demolished Updated: Jul-28-15 3:49 am
WEST CARROLLTON, Ohio - A 119-year-old former paper mill in southwestern Ohio is set to be demolished.
- 175 laid off as Sunrise Coal consolidates operations Updated: Jul-27-15 6:25 pm
CARLISLE, Indiana - A coal company has laid off 175 employees as it consolidated its operations in Sullivan County.
- Woman accused of being accomplice in death reaches plea deal Updated: Jul-27-15 1:35 pm
BRENTWOOD, New Hampshire - A New Hampshire woman who initially pleaded not guilty to being an accomplice to first-degree murder in the death of her husband's ex-wife in 2013 has reached a plea deal.
- Northern Cheyenne tribe to look at sites along railroad path Updated: Jul-27-15 1:08 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - The Northern Cheyenne tribe is planning additional investigations of cultural sites along the path of a proposed railroad that would open new areas of southeastern Montana to large-scale coal mining.
- Canceled Utah race renews fears of shrinking salt flats Updated: Jul-27-15 12:54 pm
WENDOVER, Utah - A small city of tents, trailers and thousands of visitors appears almost every August in the Utah desert to watch cars, motorcycles and anything with wheels rocket across gleaming white sheets of salt at speeds that can top 400 mph.
- Cancelled Utah race renews fears of shrinking salt flats Updated: Jul-27-15 8:57 am
WENDOVER, Utah - A small city of tents, trailers and thousands of visitors appears almost every August in the Utah desert to watch cars, motorcycles and anything with wheels rocket across gleaming white sheets of salt at speeds of 400 mph.
- Far-right Hungary mayor imposes tough conditions on Gypsies Updated: Jul-27-15 6:10 am
OZD, Hungary - The workers wake up in the middle of the night and walk miles to get to their jobs by 6 a.m. Taking up hoes and rakes, they toil for hours with little chance of rest. Soon surveillance cameras shaped like eyeglasses will track their every move.
- Creek health being checked after chemical plant fire Updated: Jul-26-15 3:53 pm
HANOVER, Pennsylvania - Wildlife authorities are trying to determine if there are any long-term effects to a central Pennsylvania creek from runoff contamination from a chemical plant fire last month.
- Man trapped between machines for 6 hours at steel plant dies Updated: Jul-26-15 1:14 pm
HUGER, South Carolina - The Berkeley County coroner says an out-of-state contractor has died at the Nucor steel plant after he was crushed between two machines.
- EPA resists calls to remove Butte mining waste Updated: Jul-25-15 3:04 am
BUTTE, Montana - Below the center of Butte flows water tainted with poisons drawn from a mass of mining and smelting waste that has been a pollution problem for more than a century.
- Deep-sea mining looms on horizon as UN body issues contracts Updated: Jul-25-15 12:40 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica - The deep oceans span more than half the globe and their frigid depths have long been known to contain vast, untapped deposits of prized minerals. These treasures of the abyss, however, have always been out of reach to miners.
- Wyoming coal mine prepares to move huge excavating equipment Updated: Jul-23-15 7:34 pm
GILLETTE, Wyoming - Cloud Peak Energy is preparing to move a huge piece of excavating equipment 43 miles from one Wyoming mine to another in pursuit of deeper coal.