mining

The power struggle inside a federal commission shows the real-world consequences of the Senate’s confirmation bottleneck.
Environmentalists are hopeful that the move deals a fatal blow to a Chilean firm's plans for a copper-nickel mine at the doorstep of a popular wilderness area.
The move could cripple a Chilean firm's effort to build a copper-nickel mine a few miles from the Minnesota wilderness area.
The ruling says it was "arbitrary and capricious" for the Trump administration to suddenly drop sage grouse protections to allow mining.
As the new president broke from the old on climate issues, his nominee for energy secretary revealed one potential area of continuity.
The open-pit gold and copper mine is "contrary to the public interest," the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said.
Activists have complained that the profitability of jade mining led businesses and the government to neglect enforcing already weak regulations in the industry.
The Shaft Bottom Boys of Sudbury, Ontario, sang their way into the record books on Saturday when they performed 6,213 feet below sea level.
The Chilean firm looking to build a copper-nickel mine near a Minnesota wilderness area has a connection to the Trump family and a record of pollution overseas.
Idaho's Nez Perce tribe's lawsuit to stop pollution in Payette National Forest can proceed against the Canadian mining company Midas Gold.