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Montana Regulators Seeking More Information for Arch Coal’s Otter Creek Coal Mine Proposal

March 24, 2015

Montana regulators won’t move forward on a proposal for a major new coal mine until sponsor Arch Coal Inc. addresses hundreds of deficiencies in its application, the state Department of Environmental Quality said Friday. The St. Louis-based company’s Otter Creek

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Oklahoma Loses 500 Mining Industry Jobs in 2014

March 24, 2015

New data released Tuesday by the Oklahoma Employment Securities Commission shows that state has lost about 500 mining industry jobs between December 2014 and January 2015. Even though the mining sector reported a 0.8-percent decline in employment during that time,

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Bureau of Land Management Considers Restricting Mining in Alaska’s Eastern Interior

March 24, 2015

Gold miners working the ground in Alaska’s vast eastern Interior are railing against proposed Bureau of Land Management restrictions on mining in the area. Miners who work near the towns of Eagle and Chicken in the Fortymile Mining District said

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Bilcon Wins NAFTA Claim Against Canada for Unfair Treatment for Whites Point Quarry Expansion

March 23, 2015

Canada has lost a long contested trade dispute under Chapter Eleven of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) involving the Whites Point Quarry expansion in Nova Scotia. Bilcon had sought to expand that site’s existing gravel quarry operations but

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Sulliden Mining Capital to Acquire Coastal Gold

March 23, 2015

Sulliden Mining Capital Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Coastal Gold Corp. Sulliden will acquire each outstanding Coastal Gold common share for 0.05 of a Sulliden share. The exchange ratio represents $0.0166 per Coastal Gold common share, based

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U. S. Steel Invests $277M for Electric Arc Furnace Construction, Tubular Products Facility, Ala.

March 23, 2015

United States Steel Corporation has invested in two capital investment projects valued at a total of $277.5 million. The first capital project is the construction of a technologically advanced electric arc furnace (EAF) steelmaking facility at its Fairfield Works in

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SNL Metals & Mining Launches Additional Mine Economics Data

March 23, 2015

SNL Metals & Mining has released additional mine economics coverage, with comprehensive cost-curve charts for the mining industry. SNL Metals & Mining has added coverage of four more metals to its detailed mine cost and production models. Lead, molybdenum, uranium,

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U.S. Rep. Harold Rogers Questions Anti-Coal Policies on Capitol Hill

March 23, 2015

U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) continued questions on the Obama Administration’s anti-coal policies and job-killing regulations on Capitol Hill. In a joint-letter to U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Rogers and U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins (WV-03) expressed concerns

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House E&C Probes Legality and Cost Concerns of EPA’s Clean Power Plan

March 23, 2015

The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) applauded the House committee on energy and commerce’s subcommittee on energy and power for hosting a hearing examining a number of legal and cost issues associated with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean

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Government of Saskatchewan Makes Changes to Potash Taxation and Initiates Review

March 23, 2015

Government of Saskatchewan has made changes to potash taxation and initiated a taxation review. Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. has said that changes to potash taxation in conjunction with the Government of Saskatchewan’s 2015-16 provincial budget are expected to decrease

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