Mining

Idaho Lawmakers Want To ‘Nullify’ EPA So Dredge Mining Operations Can ‘Get Back To Enjoying’ State
Lawmakers in Idaho this week expanded the field of play for the far-right strategy of "nullification" by applying it to federal environmental laws. Read more...
U.S. Oil Sands, an Alberta-based company aiming to develop tar sands deposits in Utah's Uintah Basin. Read more...
Imagine taking a hike in your local woods and coming upon characters toting semi-automatic weapons, dressed in camo and wearing masks. Then imagine finding out they are militia-movement followers hired by a mining operation to protect against "eco-terrorists." Read more...
Rosemont Copper Company intends to dump billions of tons of mine waste laced with mercury, lead, arsenic and other poisons on more than 3,000 acres of the Coronado National Forest in Southern Arizona. Read more...
The Peruvian government has declared a state of emergency in the mountain region of Cajamarca where thousands have gathered in recent days to protest the expansion of a gold mine owned by the U.S.-based Newmont Mining that is already the largest in South America. Read more...

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A Word Or Two From John L. Lewis About Mine Safety In 1952
(John L. Lewis mincing no words before Congressional hearings on Mine Safety - 1952) Editors Note: This is a repost from last year, the occasion being the recent Mine disaster in West Virginia. As part of this continuing look at the Labor Read more...
Sometimes Rand Paul's anti-regulatory mouth gets him into trouble. Earlier this election season, he got into hot water with miners for suggesting the federal government shouldn't be involved in mine safety. He then later said he still "thinks Read more...
Chris Matthews and Richard Trumka discussed the rescue of the Chilean mine workers and the need for better safety laws for miners around the world. As both of them noted the Republican Party has gotten so radical with their anti-regulation rhetoric Read more...
This story could have had a much worse outcome. Thankfully it looks like there's a good chance all of the miners will emerge safely after being trapped in the Chilean mine for some 69 days. It's too bad our media isn't taking this opportunity to Read more...
Ted Turner sat down with Poppy Harlow at CNN to talk about bailouts, banks, and energy policy. He had some Turneresque things to say about our lack Read more...