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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
Gold price slides as Fed rate hike draws nearer

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.

Miranda Gold, Agnico-Eagle terminate Ester Dome, Alaska project

BrightWire News | September 28, 2012

Miranda Gold Corp. said its has received a notice of termination of the exploration agreement with option to joint venture with Agnico-Eagle, on Miranda's Ester Dome project in the Fairbanks mining district of Alaska.

The bottom line on gold, the dollar, and the euro

Casey Research | September 14, 2012

One of the points we've made several times over the last year is that traders stuck in an old paradigm are frequently selling gold for the wrong reasons

Vale to postpone developmental projects

BrightWire News | September 13, 2012

Vale said it will delay projects in the conceptual phase of development as the company copes with the economic climate.

Is US energy independence just a pipe dream?

Marc Howe | August 30, 2012

Energy security experts Kevin Massy and Govinda Avasarala write that the Republican Party's long-vaunted goal of domestic energy independence may be little more than a pipe dream in economic terms.

Republican Party will 'rein in EPA' to pursue domestic energy independence

Marc Howe | August 29, 2012
horse reins

The Republican Party's 2012 Party Platform says it will 'rein in the EPA' in the pursuit of domestic energy independence and push for the development of coal, oil and natural gas reserves as well as nuclear energy.

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