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Energy in Depth Report: EPA Fudged Numbers to Justify Its ‘Costliest Regulation Ever’

February 4, 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency inflated the monetized benefits of a major air quality rule to justify imposing a harsher smog standard on U.S. counties, according to a new report by Energy In Depth (EID). “EPA’s ozone rule could very well

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Court Battle Set for Obama Climate Rule

February 4, 2015

A federal appeals court has agreed to hear arguments in a pair of cases challenging the Obama administration’s climate rule proposal for power plants. The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said Tuesday that it will hear

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Obama’s Budget Proposal Includes Life Line for Appalachia Coal States

February 4, 2015

Eastern Kentucky and other areas of Appalachia hit hard by a sharp drop in coal jobs could get a $1 billion lifeline under the budget proposal put forth Monday by President Barack Obama, though the budget faces difficult prospects in

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Wellgreen Platinum Completes PEA on Wellgreen PGM-Nickel Project, Canada

February 3, 2015

Wellgreen Platinum Ltd. has received positive results of an updated independent preliminary economic assessment (2015 PEA) on its 100 percent-owned Wellgreen PGM-Nickel project, located in Canada’s Yukon Territory. The new study strengthens the company’s vision that the Wellgreen project has

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PolyMet Secures $30 Million Loan Facility to Advance NorthMet Project, Minnesota

February 3, 2015

PolyMet Mining Corp.‘s wholly-owned subsidiary Poly Met Mining, Inc. (together PolyMet) has entered into a US$30 million loan facility with Glencore AG, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Glencore plc. “This loan facility covers our anticipated costs through 2015 as we work

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Patriot Coal Receives Reclamation Award for Its Paint Creek Complex, West Virginia

February 3, 2015

Patriot Coal Corporation’s Samples surface mine in the Paint Creek complex was presented the Valley Fill Construction – Southern Region award for exemplary construction of a valley fill while protecting the environment through innovative engineering and reclamation techniques that minimized

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The Doe Run Company Research Shows Mining Jobs Drive Southeast Missouri’s Economy

February 3, 2015

Jobs and the economy are two major issues facing Missouri residents, according to new research from The Doe Run Company. The two 2014 studies, conducted in southeastern Missouri communities, identified residents’ top concerns, and explored the economic impact of Doe

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New Board Game Pay Dirt Focuses on Modern-day Gold Mining in Alaska

February 3, 2015

The board game Pay Dirt is about the gritty and competitive world of modern-day gold mining in frigid Alaska. In this worker-placement-style game, players take the roles of enterprising mining companies looking to refine the most efficient process for gold

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Demand Increases for Illinois Basin Coal

February 3, 2015

The U.S. coal market has always been a boom or bust industry. During the past 100 years good times and hard times have gone hand-in-hand in coal towns across West Virginia, but the present hard times appear different for some

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Maine Begins Review of Stringent Mining Regulations Next Week

February 3, 2015

An Aroostook County mountain laced with gold, silver and other metals potentially worth billions of dollars will again be the center of attention when the contentious debate over Maine’s stringent mining regulations begins anew in Augusta next week. Aroostook’s Bald

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