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EPA to announce deal on Hobet mine permit

The Obama administration is expected to announce today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has signed off on an expansion permit for Patriot Coal's huge Hobet 21 mountaintop removal complex along the Boone-Lincoln county border.

US court blocks huge gold mine project in Nevada

NV GOLD MINE BLOCKED, 2ND LD-WRITETHRU RENO, Nev. - A federal appeals court on Thursday temporarily blocked construction of a massive gold mine project in northeast Nevada that critics say would harm the environment and ruin a mountain that several tribes consider sacred.

Judge sides with environmental groups in coal case

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers violated federal environmental laws by failing to give the public enough of a say before issuing permits for mountaintop removal coal mines in West Virginia, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

Coal demand increases worldwide

Coal mining companies from Appalachia to Missouri are seeing plenty of rebounding demand, just not in this nation, the Associated Press reports.

Groups plan e-mail protest of W.Va. mine

Several groups say they will expand their protest against a Massey Energy mine in Southern West Virginia through e-mail. The groups, which include The Sierra Club, Alliance for Appalachia and Greenpeace, say they would send more than 500,000 e-mails to individuals Thursday and Friday to press their campaign to halt Massey's mining operation on Coal ...

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Kennecott proposing expansion of Utah copper mine

Kennecott Utah Copper Corp. is proposing an expansion of its Bingham Canyon mine that would extend its life to 2034.