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Mineworx Enters E-Waste Joint Venture with EnviroLeach Technologies

August 18, 2017

Mineworx Technologies Ltd., formerly Iberian Minerals Ltd., has entered a joint venture with EnviroLeach Technologies Inc. for ongoing collaboration in the E-Waste sector. The strategic relationship was created in an effort to capitalize on the assets and skill sets of

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Court Strikes Down Condemnation of Optima’s Montana Mining Claims

August 17, 2017

A federal appellate panel has reversed a lower court ruling that condemned a group of mining claims in northwest Montana owned by a group of investors including former Gov. Brian Schweitzer. Schweitzer and other investors in Optima, Inc. sought $10

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Cliffs Natural Resources Changes Its Name Back to Original Cleveland-Cliffs

August 17, 2017

Cliffs Natural Resources, owner of taconite operations in Hibbing, Minn., has changed its name back to Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. In honor of its 170th anniversary, the parent firm of Hibbing and United Taconite is changing its name back to the original

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Taseko Mines Halts Exploration Work Around Its New Prosperity Mine, Canada

August 17, 2017

Taseko Mines has suspended plans for exploration work around its proposed New Prosperity copper-gold mine in the Cariboo Chilcotin in the face of legal disputes, a company official said. The company took the step as the federal government, which has

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Judges Reject CONSOL Energy’s Coal Mining Permit to Expand Bailey Coal Mine, Pennsylvania

August 17, 2017

Pennsylvania regulators acted contrary to state laws and the constitution when they permitted CONSOL Energy to “essentially destroy” and rebuild a stream above a longwall mine in Greene County, the five judges of Pennsylvania’s Environmental Hearing Board ruled Tuesday, even

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EPA Moves to Rewrite Limits for Coal Power Plant Wastewater

August 17, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency says it plans to scrap an Obama-era measure limiting water pollution from coal-fired power plants. A letter from EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt released Monday as part of a legal appeal said he will seek to revise

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Environmental Review to Begin for Tintina Resources’ $250 Million Black Butte Copper Project

August 17, 2017

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality has accepted the mine application submitted by a developer of a $250 million copper mine north of Meagher County’s White Sulphur Springs, allowing the environmental review of the project to proceed. The DEQ said

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Federal Judge Blocks Expansion of Signal Peak Energy’s Bull Mountain Coal Mine, Montana

August 17, 2017

A federal judge has blocked a proposed 176-million ton (159 million-metric ton) expansion of a central Montana coal mine in a ruling that criticized U.S. officials for downplaying the climate change impacts of the project and inflating its economic benefits.

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Energy Department Grants $17 Million to Institutions to Advance Recovery of Rare Earth Minerals

August 17, 2017

The Energy Department handed out $17 million Wednesday to move coal country toward becoming a source of valuable “rare earth” metal and elements for Silicon Valley. The agency announced that four academic institutions in West Virginia, Kentucky, North Dakota, and

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Feasibility Study Shows Hudbay’s Proposed Rosemont Mine Could be Larger than Planned, Arizona

August 16, 2017

A new report raises the possibility that copper extraction for the proposed Rosemont Mine could someday spread beyond the existing boundaries of its planned open pit to a mountain ridge line visible from Green Valley to the west. The latest

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