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Agency: Tennessee zinc miner fired for voicing safety worry

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Federal regulators have brought a complaint against a zinc mining company, claiming that an employee in Tennessee was illegally fired for...

Granholm joins Manchin in West Virginia to tout clean energy

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm joined a key member of the U.S. Senate in West Virginia on Thursday to promote the role...

West Virginia governor liable for $700M coal company loan

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice confirmed on Tuesday that he is personally liable for $700 million in loans taken by his...

Ex-owners of polluting Italian steel plant convicted

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MILAN — Two former owners of a troubled steel plant in southern Italy were convicted Monday of toxic pollution that prosecutors say cost hundreds...

Muncie beverage can plant to create 345 jobs by end of 2023

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MUNCIE, Ind. — A Polish aluminum beverage can manufacturer will build a new plant in Muncie, creating at least 345 jobs by the end...

Federal judge delivers new blow to foes of Twin Metals mine

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MINNEAPOLIS — A federal judge on Thursday rejected a second attempt by opponents of the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota to...

Australia plans big defense and security investments

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CANBERRA, Australia — The Australian government released a big-spending economic plan for the next fiscal year on Tuesday that includes hefty investments in defense...

China cuts steel import tariffs to push industry to improve

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BEIJING — China suspended some import taxes on steel Wednesday as part of a multiyear campaign to use market pressures to force Chinese producers...

EPA review faults permitting for proposed Minnesota mine

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MINNEAPOLIS — An internal investigation has found that the Environmental Protection Agency mishandled its oversight of permits for what would be Minnesota‚Äôs first copper-nickel...

Labor movement targets Amazon as a foothold in the South

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BESSEMER, Ala. — The South has never been hospitable to organized labor. But that may be changing, with an important test in Alabama, where...