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Judge blocks Trump from easing energy rules in US West

Oct. 17, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. judge temporarily blocked the Trump administration from easing rules on mining, drilling and grazing across millions of acres in seven Western states, saying such activities left unchecked were likely to harm a struggling bird species.   The ground-dwelling greater...

US nuclear, uranium mining industries hope for Trump bailout

Oct. 9, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A plea from uranium mining companies and nuclear power plant operators for tax breaks and other federal financial boosts is going before President Donald Trump, as his administration studies reviving the U.S. uranium industry in the name of national security. Trump is scheduled to receive...

Alaska lawmakers, Native group join dispute over Pebble mine

Sep. 11, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska lawmakers and a Native corporation have joined the dispute over a Canadian company's potential investment in a large copper and gold mining project. Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy wrote a July letter supporting investment in the Pebble Mine by Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. of...

Attorney 'disappointed' he hasn't heard from McGrath over ad

Sep. 6, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Amy McGrath's Senate campaign missed a Friday deadline set by an attorney seeking a reply to demands from two retired Kentucky coal miners that their images be removed from a campaign ad attacking Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McGrath's campaign said both men signed...

Union head: Climate plans must accommodate coal workers

Sep. 4, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates seeking to address climate change must account for thousands of coal workers whose jobs are at risk because of mine closures and competition from cheaper natural gas, the head of the largest coal miners' union said Wednesday. Cecil Roberts, president of...

Official: Kentucky Cabinet fails to secure coal worker bonds

Aug. 29, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The state's Labor Cabinet hasn't secured the necessary bonds from coal companies that would cover wage payments to miners if their employer unexpectedly shuts down, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear said. Beshear, a Democrat running for governor, announced on Thursday that his...

Regulators hold hearing on disputed uranium mine

Aug. 28, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A three-day hearing before federal regulators that began Wednesday aims to resolve a long-running dispute over the potential impact of a proposed uranium mine in South Dakota on sites of Native American cultural, historical and religious significance. Powertech, a subsidiary of...

Judge: Ex-coal CEO Blankenship's conviction should be tossed

Aug. 26, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Former coal CEO Don Blankenship's misdemeanor conviction for conspiring to violate mine safety laws should be tossed out, a federal magistrate judge in West Virginia recommended Monday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Omar Aboulhson wrote that Blankenship's rights were violated under the...