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DNR wants to raise mining fees, require more detailed plans

Oct. 26, 2020 1:38 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...

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...

Republican April Becker campaigns for the Nevada state senate from a converted ice cream truck Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Las Vegas. Becker is running against incumbent state Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Democrats eye supermajority in battleground statehouse races

Oct. 21, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Two years after riding a blue wave to historic heights, Nevada Democrats are hoping to tighten their grips on the reins of power in the Legislature. As the pandemic and subsequent economic downturn show few signs of slowing, the election will determine the balance of power when the...

Body found of man missing after Alaska boat overturned

Oct. 20, 2020 10:27 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska search and rescue team recovered the body of one of two men who were reported missing after a gold mining dredge vessel overturned in high waves outside of Nome. Nome Fire Chief Jim West Jr. said the search for a second missing man will continue, The Anchorage Daily News...

2 men missing after their gold mining dredge overturns

Oct. 17, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A search is underway in Alaska for two men who went missing after their gold mining boat overturned. Three men were aboard the dredge on Thursday as it made its way back to Nome's harbor in western Alaska, said Nome Fire Department Chief Jim West Jr., the leader of the local search...

US seeks mining withdrawal of polluted Montana site

Oct. 10, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials in Montana have proposed withdrawing 2,600 acres of a degraded gold mining area to prevent additional mining and protect restoration work. The Billings Gazette reports in a story on Saturday that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management wants to withdraw the land in the...

State legislative leaders ask Dunleavy not to help Pebble

Oct. 2, 2020 9:28 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Two Alaska legislative leaders have called on the state's governor to stop assisting the development of a proposed copper and gold mine. House Speaker Bryce Edgmon, an independent, and Republican Rep. Louise Stutes wrote to Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy Tuesday about the Pebble Mine...

FILE - This Feb. 9, 2016, file photo is the Hull-Rust Mahoning Mine viewed from the overlook in Hibbing, Minn. The Trump administration is seeking to fast-track mining projects and could offer grants and loans to help companies pay for equipment, administration officials said Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, as they offered details on a plan that critics said could spoil rivers and lakes in Minnesota, Idaho and elsewhere with mining pollution. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Trump pushes mining with order, but effects are uncertain

Oct. 1, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration is seeking to fast-track mining projects and could offer grants and loans to help companies pay for equipment, administration officials said Thursday, as they offered details on a plan that critics said could spoil rivers and lakes in Minnesota, Idaho and...

Mexico says drug cartels prey on mining companies

Sep. 29, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico launched a special government guard force for mining operations Monday, admitting that drug cartels have preyed on the companies, many of which are foreign. The first 118 mine guards graduated Monday from a special training course. They are equipped with assault rifles. Public...

Executive leaves mine project amid recorded comment fallout

Sep. 23, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The man helping lead efforts to develop a copper and gold mine near the headwaters of a major salmon fishery in Alaska has resigned following the release of recorded comments in which he “embellished” relationships with elected and regulatory officials, Northern Dynasty...