A line of train cars filled with coal

U.S. Department of Labor holding Alabama event for miners affected by black lung disease

BY: - September 20, 2023

The U.S. Department of Labor has scheduled events in Tuscaloosa and Jasper for current and former coal miners and family members affected by black lung disease. The department will hold an event at the Tuscaloosa Library until 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. A second event is scheduled at the Jasper Library from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. […]

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Judge sides with youth in Montana climate change trial, finds two laws unconstitutional

BY: - August 14, 2023

The state of Montana’s failure to consider greenhouse gas emissions from energy and mining projects violates the state constitution because it does not protect Montanans’ right to a clean and healthful environment and the state’s natural resources from unreasonable depletion, a judge ruled Monday in a victory for the 16 youth plaintiffs who sued the […]

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Decarbonization ambitions ignite debate over mining, permitting

BY: - June 5, 2023

The decarbonized, electrified future envisioned by the Biden administration, state governments, automakers, utility companies and corporate sustainability goals depends to a huge degree on minerals and metals. Lots more lithium will be needed for car and truck batteries, as well as the big banks of batteries that are increasingly popping onto the electric grid to […]