- Walker: Wis. forest being underused for logging Updated: Dec-13-13 11:16 am
- Judge: Anadarko may be liable in Kerr-McGee case Updated: Dec-13-13 10:15 am
- W.Va. board balks at mandating mine-safety device Updated: Dec-13-13 4:53 am
- Gas blast at Chinese coal mine traps 22 workers Updated: Dec-12-13 10:40 pm
- Longshoremen win disputed jobs at Oregon port Updated: Dec-12-13 10:08 pm
- Industry supports higher tax for Wyo. orphan wells Updated: Dec-12-13 6:55 pm
- APNewsBreak: Western governors show wildlife maps Updated: Dec-12-13 4:53 pm
- Minn. to issue draft silica sand mining guidelines Updated: Dec-12-13 1:06 pm
- Coal-themed candles helping unemployed miners Updated: Dec-12-13 10:59 am
- Pellet production resumes after Empire Mine fire Updated: Dec-12-13 5:41 am
- New Zealand drops charges against deadly mine boss Updated: Dec-11-13 10:29 pm
- 200 workers furloughed at Maine paper mill Updated: Dec-11-13 6:04 pm
- Wis. DNR outlines permits for mine sampling Updated: Dec-11-13 4:22 pm
- Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials Updated: Dec-11-13 3:34 pm
- EPA names Farmington rubber plant a Superfund site Updated: Dec-11-13 2:38 pm
- Conn. plant hit with $112,000 in OSHA safety fines Updated: Dec-11-13 1:08 pm
- Kokomo buys ex-steel plant site for flood project Updated: Dec-11-13 6:59 am
- Oregon board OKs controversial forestland sale Updated: Dec-10-13 7:50 pm
- Office Depot move raises tax-break issue again Updated: Dec-10-13 7:29 pm
- Romania: lawmakers again reject Canadian project Updated: Dec-10-13 5:41 pm
- NRC backtracks on Pa. nuke plant attack concerns Updated: Dec-10-13 12:24 pm
- Arch operation in W.Va. begins longwall mining Updated: Dec-10-13 10:37 am
- Man dies at East Boston steel plant Updated: Dec-10-13 6:32 am
- Entergy Gulf States Louisiana inks deal with Sasol Updated: Dec-10-13 6:22 am
- Neb. town gets $255,000 to help business expand Updated: Dec-10-13 5:10 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker is calling for more trees to be harvested from a national forest in far northern Wisconsin as part of the state's efforts to spur growth in its struggling timber industry.
A U.S. bankruptcy court judge said Anadarko Petroleum may be liable for between $5 billion and more than $14 billion in a legal battle over the 2005 spinoff of the paint materials company Tronox.
FLATWOODS, West Virginia - Members of a West Virginia board have decided to gather more industry and labor proposals on so-called proximity detectors before they require mine operators to install the equipment.
BEIJING - A gas explosion on Friday trapped 22 workers underground in a coal mine in western China.
PORTLAND, Oregon - The dispute over which union workers at the Port of Portland should perform the task of plugging and unplugging refrigerated shipping containers has been resolved, but it's unknown if it will be enough to keep the port's most important container carrier from abandoning the city.
CASPER, Wyoming - The Petroleum Association of Wyoming is willing to support raising a special tax on oil and gas production to help pay for an ambitious plan to plug and clean up potentially thousands of orphan coal-bed methane wells in the Powder River Basin of northeast Wyoming, the organization's president told state lawmakers Thursday.
RENO, Nevada - Governors in 16 states unveiled a high-tech wildlife habitat mapping project Thursday that they hope will encourage economic development across the West while protecting the region's environmental treasures - an ambitious effort that's winning praise from conservationists and the energy industry.
MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota plans to release a draft set of model standards Friday to help communities struggling to regulate the boom in mining for silica sand, which oil and gas drillers use for hydraulic fracturing.
HARLAN, Kentucky - Amid the deepening gloom of layoffs from Eastern Kentucky coal mines, Rie Whitfield and Kathy Bianchi decided to light a candle rather than curse the darkness.
PALMER, Michigan - Cliffs Natural Resources has announced that iron ore pellet production has resumed at the Empire Mine in the Upper Peninsula.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand's government on Thursday dropped all charges against the former boss of a coal mine where 29 miners died in an explosion and instead accepted a financial settlement - a decision that left some of the victim's relatives angry.
LINCOLN, Maine - A boiler explosion last month at the Lincoln Paper and Tissue mill has forced the company's owners to furlough 200 workers indefinitely, the company's president said Wednesday.
MADISON, Wisconsin - The state Department of Natural Resources is outlining the steps a company looking to dig a huge iron mine in far northwestern Wisconsin will need to take bulk mineral samples.
Duluth News Tribune, Dec. 10
FARMINGTON, New Hampshire - The Environmental Protection Agency has added a former rubber plant in Farmington, New Hampshire, to the Superfund list of hazardous waste sites.
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Federal labor officials have accused an automotive metal forging company in Plantsville of health and safety violations involving electrical hazards and inadequate training and safe work procedures.
KOKOMO, Indiana - The city of Kokomo has purchased a former steel plant site that has undergone years of environmental cleanup and plans to use the land to try to reduce damage from future flooding.
SALEM, Oregon - Top state officials on Tuesday agreed to move forward with the sale of scattered tracts of the Elliott State Forest, despite objections from conservation groups that they include nesting trees for a protected bird.
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Illinois will lose 1,600 jobs after Office Depot said Tuesday that it will keep its headquarters in Florida after its merger with Naperville-based OfficeMax. The move comes just a week after the state Legislature declined to give the company millions in tax breaks.
BUCHAREST, Romania - Romania's lower house of Parliament has rejected an amendment to a mining law that would have allowed a Canadian company to go ahead with plans to build Europe's largest open cast gold mine.
SHIPPINGPORT, Pennsylvania - The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission has backtracked on concerns it raised about a safety drill earlier this year meant to measure a western Pennsylvania nuclear power plant's ability to fend off a terrorist attack.
GRAFTON, West Virginia - Arch Coal Inc. says longwall mining is underway at its Leer mine in northern West Virginia.
BOSTON - Authorities say a man has been killed by a six-ton steel beam at a Boston industrial plant.
NEW ORLEANS - Entergy Gulf States Louisiana has signed a six-year power supply deal with the South African energy company behind a planned $7 billion petrochemical project in Westlake.
LYONS, Nebraska - The Nebraska town of Lyons is getting $255,000 to help a business expand.