U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA) Mining News

Trump not mining’s sole option to stop onerous EPA mine bonding program

Industry claims the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service, and state regulatory agencies already possess what miners contend are adequate financial guarantee programs.

EPA’s proposed financial responsibility rule for miners a ‘job killer’ — industry

Norm aims at ensuring that hard-rock mining companies can pay the costs of cleaning up their mines, says EPA.

EPA mine spill could have been prevented, probe concludes

The accident would have been avoided had the EPA team checked on water levels inside the abandoned mine before digging into its collapsed and leaking entrance, says document.

High levels of arsenic in water near fracking sites in Texas

Findings leads to believe there is a link between fracking and arsenic contamination.

Pollutants in water near fracking facility in line with EPA findings

New tests of water nearby natural-gas-drilling sites in Pavillion, Wyoming, shows toxins similar to the ones found last year that are linked to hydraulic fracturing —or fracking—, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

New EPA regulations are the latest attempt to shutter America’s coal industry

The following statement was released today by the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity President and CEO Steve Miller in response to the EPA’s proposed New Source Performance Standards for greenhouse gas emissions.

EPA Makes Announcement on Two Proposed Mountaintop Mines

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced what it called “a path forward” on permits for two mountaintop coal mining operations in West Virginia during early January….more at Coal Age