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Nevada Rep. Mark Amodei Introduces Bill to Speed Up Mine Permitting Process

May 5, 2015

Rep. Mark Amodei, who represents the northern half of rural Nevada, recently introduced a bill in Congress intended to force the federal land agencies to get into gear, setting the total review process for issuing mining permits at 30 months

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Noront Resources Acquires Cliffs’s Chromite Assets in Northern Ontario for $27.5 Million, Canada

May 4, 2015

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. has completed the sale of its chromite assets in northern Ontario, Canada to Noront Resources Ltd. The assets were sold under a revised purchase agreement for US$27.5 million in cash, which is an increase of US$7.5

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Westmoreland Coal to Acquire BHP Billiton’s San Juan Mine, Enters Coal Supply Agreement, Mexico

May 4, 2015

Westmoreland Coal Company has agreed in principal to purchase the San Juan Mine in Farmington, New Mexico from BHP Billiton and enter into a new long-term coal supply agreement with the owners of the San Juan Generating Station (SJGS). The

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Civeo Secures C$64 Million in New Lodging Contracts for Mining Sector in Canada

May 4, 2015

Civeo Corporation has won four new contracts totaling C$64 million in aggregate value. As a result of these contracts, Civeo will support four different projects that service oil sands mines in the Athabasca region, natural gas production in northwest Alberta,

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Video: Senator McConnell Questions EPA Administrator at Congressional Hearing

May 4, 2015

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pressed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy during a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing regarding the EPA’s anti-coal regulation that would devastate Kentucky coal jobs and harm the economy. Earlier this year, Senator McConnell

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Polydeck to Invest $12 Million to Expand Manufacturing Facility, South Carolina

May 4, 2015

Polydeck Screen Corporation is expanding its operations in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. The company recently purchased a building and nearly 4 acres adjacent to its existing facility, increasing its manufacturing footprint to approximately 129,000 square feet. The $12 million expansion

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Harper Government Invests to Expand Mine Training in Northwest Territories

May 4, 2015

The Honorable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, has released information about an investment to expand mine training opportunities in the Northwest Territories. The Surface Miner

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MSHA Releases Preliminary Fatality Data for First Quarter of 2015

May 4, 2015

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration today released its summary of U.S. mining deaths in the first quarter of 2015. From Jan. 1 to March 31, ten miners died in accidents in the U.S. mining industry.

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First Nickel Receives Eight Charges from Ontario’s Ministry of Labor Relating to May 2014 Accident

May 4, 2015

First Nickel Inc. has received and is in the process of reviewing charges served today by the Ministry of Labor relating to the accident in May 2014 which caused the deaths of Marc Methe and Norm Bisaillon. “We continue to

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Aluminum Industry Partners with Department of Energy to Expand Workforce, Improve Technology

May 4, 2015

The Aluminum Association has partnered with the Department of Energy (DOE) to increase the number of aluminum industry jobs in the United States and explore new, sustainable technologies to advance U.S. manufacturing. The DOE’s Aluminum Industry Jobs Partnership will identify

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