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FILE - Robert Murray, founder and chairman of Cleveland-based Murray Energy Corp., arrives at a news conference at the entrance to the Crandall Canyon Mine, in northwest of Huntington, Utah on Monday, Aug. 20, 2007. A published report says Murray has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Labor for black lung benefits. Ohio Valley ReSource reports the former head of Murray Energy said on the form that he is still board chairman of the company but can no longer serve as president and CEO due to his health. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Former coal CEO Robert Murray files for black lung benefits

Oct. 1, 2020 2:09 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Former coal CEO Robert E. Murray, who has fought federal regulations on the industry, has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Labor for black lung benefits, according to a published report. West Virginia Public Broadcasting and Ohio Valley ReSource report the former...

German villagers want top court to save homes from coal mine

Sep. 9, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Villagers living on the edge of a vast German coal mine said Wednesday they have lodged a case with Germany's top court in a bid to save their homes. The villagers say that a law intended to phase out the country's use of coal over the next 18 years will nevertheless result in the destruction...

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 file photo, elephants roam in the Hwange Game Reserve in Zimbabwe. An environmental group in Zimbabwe has applied to the country's High Court, Tuesday Sept. 8, 2020, to stop a Chinese firm from mining coal in the park which hosts one of Africa's largest populations of elephants. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/File)

Zimbabwe government announces mining ban in national parks

Sep. 9, 2020 12:49 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s government says it has banned mining in its national parks, but an environmental group that had taken court action to stop the development of a coal mine in an elephant-rich park said on Wednesday that it will insist on “more than just words.” Reports...

Rescuer workers search for bodies at the site of a marble mine that collapsed in Mohmand, Pakistan, near the Afghan border, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. Pakistani officials said rescue crews using heavy machinery have pulled eight more bodies from the mine in the country's northwest. This raises the death toll from Monday's incident to more than 15. (AP Photo/Zubair Khan)

Death toll from collapsed mine in NW Pakistan rises to 22

Sep. 8, 2020 4:22 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Rescue crews using heavy machinery recovered 14 more bodies from a collapsed marble mine in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, raising the death toll from the incident to 22, officials said. The cause of the cave-in had not been determined. Mining accidents are common in Pakistan,...

Marble mine collapses in Pakistan, killing 8

Sep. 7, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — At least eight Pakistani miners were killed and seven were injured when a marble mine collapsed Monday in the country's northwest, police said. Rescue workers were still trying to pull out several trapped miners, said Tariq Khan, a district police officer in the town of Mohmand on...

Local officials visit the gold and copper mine site, in Reko Diq district in southwestern Pakistan's Baluchistan province March 18, 2017. Pakistan is seeking the reversal of a $5.8 billion penalty imposed by an international tribunal for denying a mining lease to an Australian company, saying that paying the fine will hinder its ability to cope with the coronavirus pandemic. The Reko Diq district is famed for its mineral wealth, including gold and copper. (AP Photo/Naseem James)

Pakistan seeking relief from $5.8B fine over mining lease

Sep. 7, 2020 1:59 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan is seeking the reversal of a $5.8 billion penalty imposed by an international tribunal for denying a mining lease to an Australian company, saying that paying the fine would hinder its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The Reko Diq district in southwestern Pakistan’s...

Judge mostly OKs regulators' handling of mine water permit

Sep. 5, 2020 9:39 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A judge ruled the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency did not deviate from most of its procedures when it issued a key water quality permit for the proposed PolyMet mine project. The ruling is a victory for supporters of the state's first copper-nickel mine and the agency, which mine...