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The North Fork Coal Mine Methane Working Group (NFCMMWG) is working through arguably one of the biggest hurdles to leasing coal mine methane—the permitting process through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Earlier in December, the group sent a letter to the BLM with two suggestions for proposed leasing mechanisms, as a way to begin the conversation with the...
The World Gold Council (WGC) has said it believes gold will become even more relevant this year owing to “its proven record” for delivering returns, its low correlation to major asset classes, its liquidity and its risk-adjusted returns. Looking ahead, the council expects gold demand to benefit from the interplay of market risk and economic growth, with key dynamics, such as financial market instability, monetary policy, the dollar...
Energy Fuels Inc. (NYSE American: UUUU; TSX: EFR) (“Energy Fuels” or the “Company”), a leading producer of uranium and vanadium in the United States, is pleased to announce that it has resumed vanadium production at its 100%-owned White Mesa Mill (the “Mill”), making the Company the newest producer in the World able to respond to today’s vanadium market strength....
Happy New Year! At 10:00 a.m. on January 4, the First Regular Session of the 72nd General Assembly will convene welcoming newly elected Senators and Representatives, along with those who return following re-election and mid-term Senators who have two remaining years. Following Friday’s swearing-in and Opening Day speeches by leadership, legislators will join families and friends before the regular...
Recently appointed District 26 Rep. Dylan Roberts, D-Eagle, has introduced a bill he says will help make sure maintaining water quality is a priority, even after hard-rock mines shut down. Colorado House Bill 18-1301 aims to protect water quality from the adverse impacts of mining by requiring reclamation plans to set an end date for water quality treatment to comply with...
The political right in Colorado says the defeat of 2,500-foot setback measure signals the state is OK with the status quo for oil and gas. After a November election dominated by Trump, transportation and health care, climate change is emerging as the top legislative priority on the political left, where environmental advocates and Democratic lawmakers are hoping to turn Colorado’s...
The Trump administration on Thursday proposed rolling back an Obama-era rule requiring new U.S. coal plants to slash carbon emissions, a move that could crack open the door in coming years for new plants fired by the fossil fuel. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s acting administrator, Andrew Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist, announced the proposal. It would allow new coal...
Westmoreland Coal is moving closer to selling mines to a group of creditors in its bankruptcy reorganization, wiping out existing shareholders and leaving hundreds of millions of dollars in retired miners’ health care and benefits unpaid. The Douglas County-based company, the country’s sixth-largest coal producer and oldest coal mine company still operating in the U.S., filed Oct. 9 for Chapter...
Staffing at the closed New Horizon Mine in Nucla will be reduced to a skeletal level in late January following the completion of major portions of reclamation. Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association said in a news release Tuesday that the workers at the coal mine, which currently employs 19 people, have been notified along with the United Mine Workers of...
Xcel Energy has announced its plan to move to 100% carbon-free power generation by 2050, with the utility also saying it will reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2030, from 2005 levels. Xcel, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, serves customers in eight states and over the past two years has announced a significant number of renewable energy projects. Ben Fowke, Xcel’s chairman, president,...