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Man killed in accident in central Pennsylvania mine

Oct. 28, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

WILLIAMSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday were investigating after a man died in a central Pennsylvania coal mine. Daniel Shoener, 37, of Donaldson, was struck by a rock about 1,000 feet below the surface in Williamstown Mine #1 on Tuesday afternoon, police said. Fellow miners were able to get...

Navajo energy company in talks over coal-fired power plant

Oct. 28, 2020 12:40 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Negotiations between New Mexico’s largest electric utility and the Navajo Transitional Energy Co. could determine whether the tribe acquires a stake in one of the few remaining coal-fired power plants in the Southwest U.S. Officials with Public Service Co. of New Mexico, or...

Government approves Alaska Petroleum Reserve Willow project

Oct. 28, 2020 9:57 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The federal government has approved the Willow oil project in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, allowing construction near a prized conservation area in a largely undeveloped region. U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt signed the government’s record of decision...

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump holds a trade agreement with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Trump spent four years upending seven decades of American trade policy. He started a trade war with China, slammed America’s closest allies by taxing their steel and aluminum and terrified Big Business by threatening to take a wrecking ball to $1.4 trillion in annual trade with Mexico and Canada.
 Trump’s legacy on trade is likely to linger, regardless whether Joe Biden replaces him in the White House in January 2021.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

From Beijing to Brussels, Trump's trade wars at a glance

Oct. 27, 2020 11:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he would shake up American trade policy. That he did. From Beijing to Brussels to Mexico City, he waged war with trading partners on multiple fronts. Here's a look at four tumultuous years of Trump trade policy: TRADE WAR WITH CHINA To rebalance...

FILE - In this July 26, 2018, file photo President Donald Trump speaks at the United States Steel Granite City Works plant in Granite City, Ill.  Trump spent four years upending seven decades of American trade policy. He started a trade war with China, slammed America’s closest allies by taxing their steel and aluminum and terrified Big Business by threatening to take a wrecking ball to $1.4 trillion in annual trade with Mexico and Canada. Trump’s legacy on trade is likely to linger, regardless whether Joe Biden replaces him in the White House in January 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Trump trade policy: 4 years of high drama. Limited results.

Oct. 27, 2020 11:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spent four years upending seven decades of American trade policy. In what became his defining economic act, Trump launched a trade war with China. On another front, he taxed the steel and aluminum of U.S. allies. And he terrified America's own corporations by...

DNR wants to raise mining fees, require more detailed plans

Oct. 26, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Mining applicants would have to pay more for permits and licenses, supply more detailed plans to state regulators, and work around a new list of areas deemed off-limits under regulations the state Department of Natural Resources is developing. The DNR has proposed new permanent...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007, file photo, Robert Murray, chief executive of Murray Energy Corp., speaks during an interview with an Associated Press reporter in his office at the Crandall Canyon Mine, in Huntington, Utah. Murray died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, at his home in Ohio less than a week after announcing his retirement as board chairman of a major U.S. coal operator. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Coal magnate Robert Murray dies; he long fought regulators

Oct. 26, 2020 9:21 AM EDT

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Robert Murray, the board chairman of the largest privately owned U.S. coal operator, who long fought federal regulations to reduce black lung disease, died at his home in Ohio less than a week after announcing his retirement, a lawyer said. Michael Shaheen, an attorney who had...

Steel producer starts construction on Kentucky plant

Oct. 26, 2020 3:58 AM EDT

BRANDENBURG, Ky. (AP) — Steel producer Nucor Corp. has broken ground as construction begins on its new $1.7 billion manufacturing mill in Kentucky. The plant in Meade County is expected to create 400 full-time jobs when steel plate production begins in 2022, with average annual compensation of $72,000. ...

US housing officials investigate General Iron's Chicago move

Oct. 24, 2020 9:14 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal housing officials are investigating why the city of Chicago is allowing a chronic polluter company to move its operation from a wealthy, largely white neighborhood to a low-income, predominantly Latino neighborhood. The Ohio-based company that bought General Iron Industries —...

Alyse Galvin, an independent running for U.S. House from Alaska, appears during a debate Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. She is facing incumbent U.S. Rep. Don Young, a Republican, in the general election. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media via AP, Pool)

Galvin, Young accuse each of other of lying during debate

Oct. 23, 2020 3:17 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The debate between the candidates for Alaska’s sole seat in Congress became contentious Thursday, with challenger Alyse Galvin saying she’s tired of U.S. Rep. Don Young misrepresenting her position on issues. “I’m so tired of the lies that have been said...