Labor nominee won't say whether rules will survive Trump
Labor secretary nominee Alexander Acosta promised to uphold the agency's rules during his confirmation hearing yesterday, but declined to say whether silica protections or other new standards will survive President Trump's regulatory review.
Bipartisan bill would form nonprofit to help mine cleanups
A bipartisan measure to create a nonprofit that would help the Bureau of Land Management clean up the nation's toxic mining legacy re-emerged yesterday in the House.
Pioneering federal ornithologist dies at 98
Legendary ornithologist Chandler Robbins, whose career as a federal scientist spanned nearly eight decades and was the genesis of songbird conservation, died Monday. He was 98.
GOP, industry press for streamlined permitting
House Republicans angled at a Natural Resources subcommittee hearing yesterday to get mining on the list for swift permitting as part of the Trump administration's $1 trillion infrastructure initiative.
EPA, mine developer request more time to resolve dispute
U.S. EPA and the company promoting the development of a southwestern Alaska mine jointly asked a federal court yesterday for a few more weeks to resolve litigation over possible federal limits on the gold and copper project.