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Utah Coal Mine Operator To Pay Nearly $1 Million In Fines

AP | PAUL FOY | Posted 11.27.2012 | Green

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The operator of the Utah mine that collapsed in 2007, killing nine people, has reached a $949,351 settlement with the federal ...

Judge 'Outraged' At Utah Mine Collapse Deal

AP | PAUL FOY | Posted 05.15.2012 | Green

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge said Wednesday he was outraged over a plea deal that settles criminal charges against the operator of a Utah c...

Dave Jamieson

Disgraced Senator Resurfaces Lobbying For Big Coal

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.22.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Having left Congress after an embarrassing 2007 arrest, former Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) has quietly reemerged in Washington as a lobby...

Tim DeChristopher Deserves the Medal of Freedom Today, Not a Prison Sentence

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Instead of being convicted on two felony accounts for placing bids and disrupting an auction for pristine wilderness, DeChristopher should have been receiving our nation's highest honor

Oklahoma Sen. Inhofe Walks Out on TVA Disaster Hearings

Dave Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dave Cooper

Did Sen. Inhofe have an important engagement -- something more important than the problem of one million pounds of arsenic being dumped in our drinking water?

Families Mark One-Year Anniversary Of Utah Mine Disaster

Salt Lake Tribune | Mike Gorrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The whole character of the Crandall Canyon mine disaster changed, for the worse, one year ago this evening. At 6:38 p.m., without warning, the nor...

Mine Safety Agency Was "Negligent" In Protecting Utah Miners

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Labor Department's Inspector General said Monday that the federal agency responsible for ensuring the safety of the nation's coal miners was "negl...

Utah's Tower Mine Set To Resume Operations

Salt Lake Tribune | Robert Gehrke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Federal safety regulators have given the go-ahead to resume operations at the Tower mine, where 170 miners have been idled since shortly after the dis...

Max Follmer

Sticking With The Story: How One Newspaper Didn't Stop Digging

HuffingtonPost.com | Max Follmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

As Congress takes another look at the safety issues plaguing the nation's coal mines, a documentary team from PBS' Expose series is shining a spotligh...

Max Follmer

Tougher Mine Safety Rules Clear Hurdle In House

HuffingtonPost.com | Max Follmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A panel of lawmakers investigating the August mine disaster that claimed nine lives at Crandall Canyon in Utah approved tougher mine safety rules Wedn...

Feds Fight To Keep Utah Mine Investigation Docs From Public

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Court proceedings of the investigation into the collapse of Utah's Crandall Canyon mine should not be made public, argue attorneys for the Mine Safety...

Mine Owner Murray Threatens Defamation Suits

The Salt Lake Tribune | Robert Gehrke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Crandall Canyon mine co-owner Robert Murray is threatening to sue a professor and an editor over what he claims were defamatory statements regarding h...

Utah Panel Considers Tougher Mine Safety Regulations

The New York Times | DAN FROSCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In the shadows of the Utah mountain where six miners were entombed and three rescue workers killed last month, a new mine safety commission will conve...