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South Dakota Mines fined for spectators' racist comments

Nov. 26, 2021 14:13 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference has fined South Dakota Mines for racist comments made by spectators at a football game this month. The school said it removed the spectators from the Nov. 13 game against Colorado Mesa University and has...

Residents place moratorium on quarries near Sebago Lake

Nov. 26, 2021 10:44 AM EST

SEBAGO, Maine (AP) — Residents of a Maine town have voted to enact a moratorium that stops development of new quarries along one of the state's most beloved lakes. Sebago's moratorium also bans gravel pits and mines on the shores of Sebago Lake. Town Manager Michele...

More than 2,000 people rally in Belgrade against new laws

Nov. 24, 2021 15:20 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Thousands rallied in central Belgrade on Wednesday against the populist government's policies that protesters say favor interests of foreign investors over those of the Balkan nation’s citizens and are bad for the environment. More than 2,000...

Study: Uranium not high in water samples around Grand Canyon

Nov. 24, 2021 12:29 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Most springs and wells in a vast region of northern Arizona known for its high-grade uranium ore meet federal drinking water standards despite decades of uranium mining, U.S. scientists found. The highest concentrations of uranium were found at...

EPA sets timeline to weigh next steps related to Pebble Mine

Nov. 17, 2021 21:46 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday it is extending through May a timeline to decide how or whether to proceed with proposed restrictions on mining in Alaska's Bristol Bay region, which is known for its salmon runs. Acting...

Canadian CEO calls rebuke of mining proposal 'a speed bump'

Nov. 13, 2021 08:47 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Canadian company that was rebuked by state regulators last month intends to proceed with its mining proposal in northern Maine. Ron Little, CEO of Wolfden Resources, told the Maine Monitor that the Land Use Planning Commission staff...

Tribes, groups sue to force Montana to enforce mining law

Nov. 10, 2021 20:10 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana tribes and conservation groups sued state environmental regulators Wednesday after Gov. Greg Gianforte's administration dropped a legal claim against a mining executive over decades of pollution from several mines. The lawsuit was filed in...

Minnesota lets public weigh in on adequacy of mining rules

Nov. 09, 2021 12:33 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota regulators began accepting public comments Tuesday on whether the state's regulation of nonferrous mining would provide sufficient protection against environmental damage to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The comment period runs...

Court says coal mine expansion permit ignored pollution law

Oct. 29, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana environmental regulators ignored the law when they permitted an expansion of a massive strip mine that is the sole source of coal for a large power plant despite concerns over water pollution, a state judge ruled. State District Judge...

Twin Metals to appeal federal decision on proposed mine

Oct. 27, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Twin Metals will appeal a federal decision that dealt a serious blow to its proposed copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, the company said Wednesday. Last week, the Biden administration ordered a mineral withdrawal study on 225,000 acres...