Interior Secretary Announces Funding to Close Abandoned Coal Mines

The administration seeks to address open mines polluting air and soil. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced that $46.4 million is now available to close abandoned coal…

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Supreme Court Turns Away Defamation Case

A mining company’s CEO being described as a “felon” was not slander. The Supreme Court denied an appeal made by former mining CEO Donald Blankenship to hold media…

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Department of Labor Issues 246 Mining Violations

Impact inspections reveal a “troubling number” of unchecked mine failures. The Department of Labor announced last week that they issued 246 violations to 14 mines in the month…

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Tribal Lands at Grand Canyon Declared a National Monument

The president says no uranium mining will occur on sacred lands. President Joe Biden declared nearly one million acres of tribal land at the Grand Canyon to be…

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House Bill Addresses Chinese Exploitation of Congolese Children

China uses children to mine the cobalt used in EV batteries.  U.S. Representative Chris Smith of New Jersey introduced legislation that would ban products containing minerals secured with…

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DOJ Sues WV Governor’s Companies over Mining Violations

The action was brought due to unpaid penalties and continued operations. The Department of Justice filed for a civil action against 13 coal-mining companies owned by West Virginia…

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Secretary Haaland Protects Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Department of the Interior removes 225,504 acres from mining and drilling leasing eligibility. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland signed Public Land Order 7917, protecting 225,504 acres of…

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