- Hazardous chemical released from Delaware plant Updated: Nov-28-15 12:56 pm
MILFORD, Delaware - The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control says an equipment problem led to the release of a hazardous chemical from a poultry processing facility.
- Use of banned pesticide not isolated event in US territories Updated: Nov-28-15 12:05 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Nine months after a vacationing family nearly died from exposure to methyl bromide on the island of St. John, authorities have come to at least one troubling conclusion: The use of the banned pesticide was not an isolated event in U.S. Caribbean territories.
- Low prices deal federal minerals revenue hit to Rockies Updated: Nov-27-15 3:58 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Bad news for Rocky Mountain states with lots of fossil-fuel development on federal lands: Low prices for oil and natural gas have driven federal minerals revenue down to the lowest point in five years, even as oil and gas production booms nationwide.
- Feds extend comment period on plan to close areas to mining Updated: Nov-27-15 12:08 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has extended the public comment period on the agency's plan to withdraw 10 million acres of public lands in six western states from potential mineral extraction to protect habitat for the greater sage grouse.
- Fire marshal: Seeping water caused radioactive dump blast Updated: Nov-27-15 11:35 am
LAS VEGAS - Rainwater seeping into corroded 1970s-era barrels buried at a radioactive waste dump caused an explosion last month at the long-closed facility about 110 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada's top fire investigator said.
- Gold mine operators eye site miles from closing mine Updated: Nov-27-15 10:27 am
WHITEHALL, Montana - Mine operators east of Butte are looking to open a new gold mine just miles from the existing open put gold mine that is set to close.
- New Mexico to share in federal energy revenues Updated: Nov-27-15 5:41 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Oil and gas development and mineral production on federal and tribal lands in New Mexico have netted nearly a half-billion dollars in revenues for the state.
- Annual Pesticide and Fertilizer Forum set in Fargo on Monday Updated: Nov-27-15 2:25 am
FARGO, North Dakota - The state Agriculture Department's annual Pesticide and Fertilizer Forum is set Monday in Fargo.
- Officials see good coal news in sale of Colorado mine Updated: Nov-26-15 1:15 pm
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colorado - The pending sale of the Twentymile Coal Co. mine outside Steamboat Springs is a piece of rare good coal news for Routt County officials.
- 5 workers fired after mill strike could get jobs back Updated: Nov-26-15 9:35 am
LONGVIEW, Washington - Five workers fired after a strike at a Longview paper mill and box plant over the summer could get their jobs back.
- Coal railroad plans on hold due to mine permitting delays Updated: Nov-25-15 7:17 pm
HELENA, Montana - Plans to build a $400 million railroad to haul coal from a proposed mine on the Montana-Wyoming border were put on indefinite hold Wednesday because of delays in obtaining a mining permit and a weakening coal market, officials said.
- Minnesota braces for legal fight over PolyMet mine decisions Updated: Nov-25-15 5:08 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A top state official said Wednesday he was finalizing plans for retaining an outside law firm to handle lawsuits stemming from PolyMet Mining Corp.'s proposal to build a copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, which is expected to be challenged regardless of whether state regulators approve the project's needed permits.
- EPA moves to withdraw approval of controversial weed killer Updated: Nov-25-15 4:24 pm
WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency is taking steps to withdraw approval of a controversial new weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans.
- Signs of steady US economy: Rising pay and solid job market Updated: Nov-25-15 3:57 pm
WASHINGTON - Americans' pay is up, fewer people need unemployment aid, more are buying new homes and business spending is rebounding.
- Virginia company files 2nd lawsuit to try and mine uranium Updated: Nov-25-15 3:39 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - A mining company that wants to tap one of the richest deposits of uranium in the world says it has filed a second legal challenge to Virginia's 33-year ban on the mining of the radioactive ore.
- Search ends for victims of Myanmar jade mining landslide Updated: Nov-25-15 12:16 am
HPAKANT, Myanmar - Police in northern Myanmar said Wednesday they have ended efforts to find bodies in a jade mining landslide that killed more than 100 people and highlighted the perilous conditions created by a breakneck effort to dig up the world's richest deposits of the green gem.
- California prosecutors join waste plant explosion case Updated: Nov-24-15 9:08 pm
SANTA PAULA, California - State prosecutors are joining a criminal case sparked by an explosion at a Southern California waste treatment plant that sent 52 people to hospitals.
- Jury heads into holiday without verdict in ex-coal CEO trial Updated: Nov-24-15 5:33 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Jurors are heading into a holiday break without a verdict in the trial of ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship.
- Alcoa to keep smelting plant open after NY offers incentives Updated: Nov-24-15 4:14 pm
ALBANY, New York - Alcoa has backed off a plan to eliminate hundreds of jobs at its smelting operations in northern New York after the state agreed to a series of incentives, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told a crowd of cheering workers Tuesday.
- Murray ordered to speak about miner complaint rights Updated: Nov-24-15 2:24 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - An administrative judge has ordered Murray Energy's CEO to speak at five company coal mines about workers' rights to file complaints with federal mine safety regulators.
- Plastic products maker investing $115M in Knox Co. facility Updated: Nov-24-15 4:01 am
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - A leader in blow-molded plastic products will locate its new manufacturing and distribution operations in Knox County, a move expected to create 500 jobs.
- LA-area man sentenced for killing, burying body in concrete Updated: Nov-23-15 9:53 pm
SANTA FE SPRINGS, California - A Southern California man will spend 50 years to life in prison for killing a former co-worker, entombing the body in concrete and hiding it under a business.
- US Steel temporarily idling Granite City works Updated: Nov-23-15 6:21 pm
GRANITE CITY, Illinois - U.S. Steel will temporarily idle its Granite City Works steelmaking and finishing operations, putting about 2,000 workers off the job indefinitely.
- Settlement resolves cost to feds to address uranium mines Updated: Nov-23-15 5:51 pm
CAMERON, Arizona - Federal officials have reached a settlement with a natural gas company over the costs of field work at abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation.
- Governor signs letter of intent with Chinese company Updated: Nov-23-15 4:47 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed a letter of intent with a Chinese company that plans to study the feasibility of building a $1.3 billion pulp mill in south Arkansas.