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West Virginia House committee kills resolution on Coal River Mountain wind farm proposal

A West Virginia House committee has apparently killed a resolution supporting development of a wind farm on the site of a planned mountaintop removal mine.

Massey, Cliffs idle West Virginia coal mines

Massey Energy and Cliffs Natural Resources are cutting coal production and laying off almost 600 employees in West Virginia because of market conditions.

Crude oil prices rise sharply

Oil prices rose sharply Thursday despite more hints that energy use is way down, with traders focusing instead on a rising stock market and surprising news from retailers that suggests Americans are spending money.

Massey mine foreman enters guilty plea to failing to follow safety standard at W.Va. mine

A Massey Energy Co. foreman pleaded guilty Thursday to failing to conduct safety drills at a West Virginia coal mine.

Regulators OK restart of Nevada gold mine

State regulators on Wednesday gave the go-ahead for a northern Nevada gold mine to restart operations after shutting it down a year ago during an investigation into excessive mercury emissions.

Outlook not all black for Canada's coal miners

As expected, coking coal miners like Teck Cominco Ltd. will face much lower prices for the next 12 months.

Newmont mine in Nevada put on notice about safety

Federal safety regulators have put Newmont Mining Corp. on notice that one of its gold mines in northeast Nevada has a potential pattern of health or safety violations.

Smelting stops at ALCOA plant in East Tenn.

Smelting operations that gave an East Tennessee city its name have been shut down indefinitely.

Teck Cominco ordered to pay legal fees in pollution case

A U.S. court has ordered Teck Cominco to pay the legal fees of a Washington state Indian band in its fight against the Canadian mining giant over pollution from a B.C. mine.

MSHA targets 15 mining operations

The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration said Monday it has warned 15 mining operations to clean up their health and safety practices or face stricter enforcement.

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Steel Dynamics eyes 1Q loss, stock falls

Fort Wayne-based Steel Dynamics' stock plunged the most in 12 years after the fifth-largest steelmaker in the United States forecast a first-quarter loss.

5 protesters ticketed for trespassing at WVa mine

Five protesters say they've been ticketed for trespassing at a Massey Energy surface mine in West Virginia.

Stocks Rise Around World; Commodities Climb on China Plan, Treasuries Fall

Stocks rose around the world, commodity prices rallied and Treasuries fell on speculation China will broaden efforts to boost growth and U.S. lawmakers will reach agreement on a plan to stem mortgage defaults.

Ottawa – surprised' by U.S. Steel plant closures

Federal Industry Minister Tony Clement challenged U.S Steel to live up to its obligations under Canada's foreign investment rules on Wednesday, a day after the company shut two steel mills in Ontario's ...

Poor markets delay construction of U.P. mine

Construction of a proposed nickel and copper mine in Michigan's Upper Peninsula is being delayed because of poor market conditions, its parent company said Thursday.

World stocks rise amid hopes downturn is bottoming

Asian stocks advanced Wednesday, with Tokyo's index up nearly 3 percent, as better-than-expected news about the U.S. and Chinese economies raised hopes the global downturn was nearing a bottom. European markets opened modestly higher.

The upward swing followed Wall Street, where investors breathed a little easier after a surprise jump in home sales in December suggested the battered housing market might soon stabilize.

Asian investors also were heartened by Wednesday's report pointing to possible recovery in Chinese manufacturing. While manufacturing shrank again in January, the contraction was less severe than in recent months and seen by some as a sign China's stimulus measures might be taking hold.

AK calls back workers in Ashland

More than 500 laid-off hourly workers have been recalled at AK Steel Corp.'s Ashland Works plant as the company prepares to restart the blast furnace there so the local furnace can undergo maintenance.

Parties plan next move in coke plant issue

While the U.S. EPA may take no further action regarding the SunCoke Energy air permit, that does not mean the local opposition will be giving up the fight.

Critics question water, access at disputed Nevada mine

RENO - Access to a mountain some tribal members consider hallowed ground and the impact on water resources was the focus of testimony Thursday as a hearing continued to determine whether a massive gold mine ...

China may require Rio Tinto to lower iron ore price by 82%

An official with China Iron and Steel Association said late Monday China might require Rio Tinto Group and its rivals to cut iron ore prices to meet 1994 levels steel prices had plunged to.

Stocks Rally Worldwide on Obama Stimulus; Dow Average Hits One-Month High

Stocks rose around the world, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average to a one-month high, as President-elect Barack Obama pledged to boost the economy with the biggest public-works spending package since the ...

Nucor sees 4Q decline in steel shipments

Steel maker Nucor Corp. said Tuesday a significant decline in steel shipments in the fourth quarter will hurt earnings.

Benefitting from EPA Enforcement Actions

The Environmental Protection Agency says enforcement actions against companies that violate environmental laws are expected to generate more than $1.9 billion worth of pollution controls and cleanup in West ...

U. S. Steel Consolidates Production for Greater Efficiency

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 2 /CNW/ -- United States Steel Corporation announced today that as a result of the company's continuing review and analysis of market conditions and their impact on customers' orders, it is ...