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Mining Regulations

After Six Years Of Talk, Interior Department Finally Releases New Coal Mining Rules

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of the Interior issued long-awaited regulations on Thursday for protecting streams from the adverse effects of...

Enviros Slam State's New Mining Regulations

AP | ALANNA DURKIN | Posted 12.18.2013 | Green

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- New mining regulations drafted by the Maine environmental department will weaken the land and water protections on the books an...

New Mine Safety Rules Would Result In Speedier Enforcement

AP | BROCK VERGAKIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

RICHMOND, Va. — Federal regulators are proposing new safety rules that would result in speedier enforcement for mines that have shown a pattern ...

Mine Industry Spokesman: No New Regulations Are Needed

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The government will start going directly to federal court to shut down mines that make a habit of ignoring safety, the nation's top...