United States

24 states line up to block Obama's Clean Power Plan

Andrew Topf | October 25, 2015
First time ever: Gas overtakes coal in US power mix

President Obama's climate change plan has run up against some serious opposition among 24 states that are challenging it in federal court.

Ur-Energy proposes to expand Wyoming uranium mine

Associated Press | September 20, 2015
lithium found wyoming two

The mine, already one of the biggest in the state, would double in size as company bets on rebound in prices.

Forever QE continues unabated

GoldSeek.com | September 13, 2015

The Fed’s balance sheet has swelled to roughly $2.4 trillion since the start of QE.

Peter Schiff - Euro Pacific Capital

Meet QT; QE's evil twin

There is a growing sense across the financial spectrum that the world is about to turn some type of economic page.

Could a President Trump put people back to work and help the dollar?: ShadowStats' John Williams

The Gold Report | September 6, 2015

Despite happy economic reporting from the government, ShadowStats' John Williams warns that underlying problems from the crash of 2008 were never addressed, leaving the United States in a recession papered over by sleight of hand and a workforce redefined out of existence.

U.S. coal co's cringe as Obama tightens climate change rules

Andrew Topf | August 3, 2015
Image captured from White House video.

U.S. President Obama has unveiled new rules designed to impose more costs on the battered and bruised United States coal industry.

Alpha Natural Resources files for bankruptcy protection

Andrew Topf | August 3, 2015
Alpha Natural Resources president steps down to be CEO of another coal miner

The slump in the coal market has claimed another victim.

Here's the ad that is upsetting the union at Stillwater Mining

Michael Allan McCrae | April 27, 2015
stillwater mining union talks labor

Stillwater Mining Company TV Spot "Generations" With contract talks underway, Stillwater Mining is running a TV spot that the union says overstates their take home pay. At the 17 second spot, there is a graphic that shows average worker pay …

Newmont Mining earnings are 50 pct higher in Q1

MINING.com Editor | April 23, 2015
newmont q1 gold

Outlook is unchanged.

Russia took control over 20% of US uranium after Uranium One’s associates made lavish contributions to Clinton Foundation

Vladimir Basov | April 23, 2015
new york times profile uranium one clinton

The sale gave the Russians control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States.


This is what will determine if oil prices go up or down

Oilprice.com | April 4, 2015

It appears as if oil prices could be on the verge of a rebound, with new data showing that the U.S. oil patch is hitting an inflection point.

Hecla grabs Montana silver-copper deposit through $20 million merger

Andrew Topf | March 29, 2015

Hecla Mining (NYSE:HL) has expanded its operations in the western United States with the purchase on Friday of Revett Minerals (TSX:RVM) in an all-stock deal worth $20 million.

Anti-oil sands activists in the U.S. are getting visits from the FBI

Globe and Mail | February 9, 2015

Unexpected visitors have been dropping in on anti-oil activists in the United States — knocking on doors, calling, texting, contacting family members.

Uranium producer Cameco boosts Q4 profit by 14%

CTV.ca | February 9, 2015

Cameco (TSX:CCO) has reported a double-digit increase in fourth-quarter profits despite a nine per cent drop in revenue.

Locals rejoice over Kershaw gold mine accord

Kitco | January 11, 2015

Kershaw Mayor Wayne Rhodes smiled with relief this week when he learned that a gold mine proposed for his community had settled differences with an environmental group.

Deal offers hope for miners thrown out of work in W. Kentucky

Andrew Topf | January 4, 2015
BHP-owned Aussie coal mine to lock workers out again

Nearly 700 coal miners in Western Kentucky are feeling hopeful this week, despite Patriot Coal deciding to permanently shut down the Highland and Dodge Hill mines on Dec. 31.

Sherritt makes big move on US-Cuba deal

Andrew Topf | December 21, 2014
hard hat Cuba mining

Sherritt International (TSX:S), the natural resources company with extensive operations in Cuba, saw a whopping 42.9 percent gain between last Monday and Friday, resulting from an announced thaw in US-Cuba relations.

US coal mines nearing record low in worker deaths

Associated Press | December 21, 2014

Less than five years after an explosion fueled by excess coal dust killed 29 men deep inside a West Virginia underground mine, the nation's coal mines are on pace for an all-time low in work-related deaths.

Senate passes huge Arizona copper mine

MINING.com Editor | December 15, 2014

The United States Senate has passed a controversial land swap deal, paving the way for the country's largest copper mine to move forward, following close to a decade of roadblocks by Washington.

Will the Fed turn off the QE tap? We'll find out Wednesday

Andrew Topf | October 26, 2014
Fed inflicts more damage on gold price

Precious metals markets could be in for a wild ride this week, with the US Federal Reserve expected to wind down its third installment of quantitative easing. (QE)

Coal central to pivotal Kentucky Senate race

Andrew Topf | October 19, 2014
BHP-owned Aussie coal mine to lock workers out again

Eastern Kentucky could play a deciding role in a Senate race seen as important to establishing control of the United States Congress in upcoming mid-term elections.

End of the line for Chino’s storied union

Albuquerque Journal | October 12, 2014

The southern New Mexico mining town of Santa Rita no longer exists, even as a ghost town, except in the memories of Terry Humble and others who lived there.

Will Friday's labor report save gold and rescue silver?

Seeking Alpha | October 5, 2014

The gold price fell to a nine-month low and silver dropped to its lowest level in more than four years as the strengthening dollar and the lack of concern over ongoing geopolitical trouble spots continue to pressure precious metals.

Iran earthquake kills 30, dangerously close to nuclear reactor

Anthony Halley | April 9, 2013
Major uranium deposits find to fuel Iran’s nuclear program

Southern Iran sits atop the active Arabian and Eurasian tectonic plates.

Oil prices could drop substantially: An interview with Michael Levi

Oilprice.com | December 11, 2012

There's been plenty of talk about potentially radical US foreign policy changes as a result of the shale boom. While one shouldn't expect any dramatic US foreign policy move away from the Middle East, factors are influencing a greater focus on Asia. Only one thing is certain in this transforming world: The shale boom is real and the implications are many and difficult to predict.

Santa Rosa residents protest against Goldcorp, Tahoe Resources

BrightWire News | December 10, 2012

Santa Rosa residents in Guatemala gathered in front of the Canadian Embassy last week to protest against the mining projects of GoldCorp in San Marcos and Tahoe Resources in Santa Rosa.

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