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Energy Fuels Obtains Final Approval for Its Hank ISR Uranium Project, Wyoming

July 23, 2015

Energy Fuels Inc. has obtained final approval for its Hank ISR Uranium Project in Wyoming. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has issued a final environmental assessment and granted its final approval for the plan of operations of the Hank

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MSHA Approves Foresight Energy’s Reentry Plan for Deer Run Mine, Illinois

July 23, 2015

Foresight Energy LP has received approval from the Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the State of Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ Office of Mines and Minerals (IDNR) to reenter and restore power to a portion of the

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MSHA’s Mid-year Report Shows 18 Mining Deaths First Half of 2015

July 23, 2015

In the first six months of 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration recorded the deaths of 18 miners in mining industry accidents in its national mid-year summary. The toll represents a decrease of five metal

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Canada’s Exploration and Mining Industry Calls for Government Collaboration on Key Challenges

July 22, 2015

Canada’s exploration and mining industry is asking governments to turn their attention to several areas that are challenging the sector during this period of economic downturn and uncertainty. A brief submitted by the Canadian Mineral Industry Federation (CMIF), prepared by

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Senator McConnell Comments on President Obama’s Latest Anti-coal Proposal

July 22, 2015

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has commented on the Obama Administration’s latest anti-coal regulation. “This costly proposed regulation is aimed squarely at the lifeblood of the commonwealth’s economy and the livelihoods of coal country workers and their families. Taken

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Senator Joe Manchin Condemns Harmful Proposed Stream Regulation

July 22, 2015

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) strongly criticized the proposed Stream Protection Rule released by U.S. Department of Interior (DOI). The proposed rule, which is based on undisclosed data and was written without proper consultation with the states, would place increased

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Interior Department Releases Proposed Stream Protection Rule

July 22, 2015

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management Janice Schneider, and Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) Director Joseph Pizarchik released proposed regulations to prevent or minimize impacts to surface water and groundwater

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Copper North Starts Drilling at Carmacks Project in the Yukon, Canada

July 22, 2015

Copper North started drilling at its flagship Carmacks copper, gold and silver project in the Yukon, focusing on the past month’s geophysical targets and definition drilling of several mineral zones identified for their potential to significantly increase mineral resource expansion.

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Baja Mining Completes First Copper Shipment from Boleo Mine, Mexico

July 21, 2015

Baja Mining Corp. has received confirmation from Minera y Metalúrgica del Boleo, S.A. P.I. de C.V. (MMB) that the Boleo Project completed its first shipment of copper. On July 12, 2015, MMB shipped 1,919 tonnes of electrolytic copper cathodes from

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Patriot Coal Files Disclosure Statement for Liquidation Plan for Asset Sale to Blackhawk Mining

July 21, 2015

Patriot Coal Corp. (PATCA) has filed a disclosure statement for its liquidation plan, which is predicated on the sale of a substantial majority of the debtor’s assets to Blackhawk Mining LLC. Judge Keith Phillips of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for

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