posted on September 18, 2015 at 3:42 PM
Federal regulators refused to share water-quality data for weeks following a blowout of toxic wastewater from a Colorado mine that fouled rivers across the Southwest, a New Mexico official said Thursday.
posted on May 16, 2014 at 11:10 AM
The country's largest labor federation says North Dakota's death rate in the oil, gas and mining sector was more than six times the national average in 2012.
posted on September 21, 2012 at 4:13 PM
Rising U.S. coal exports that the industry hopes can offset flagging domestic demand have Montana ranchers facing the possibility that their way of life could be sacrificed to feed Asian energy demands.
posted on February 10, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Nevada (AP) - Test results the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has cited repeatedly as evidence that irrigated crops and livestock next to a polluted Nevada mine are safe for consumption were based on samples from four onions taken more...
posted on July 1, 2011 at 12:07 PM
DANVILLE, Va (AP) — Farmers are asking a National Academy of Sciences panel studying uranium mining in Virginia to include the potential impact on agriculture in its report.
posted on November 9, 2007 at 8:11 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Not long after the Gold Rush, Congress passed a law meant to settle the West by letting prospectors stake claims and mine gold, silver and other minerals for free.