Metals and minerals industry

April 23, 2018 - 10:09 am
BOSTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has courted coal miners and pushed for offshore oil drilling, but his administration is also vowing to help develop renewable offshore wind energy projects. Using federal leases, wind power projects along the East Coast are pressing ahead with the goal of...
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April 17, 2018 - 11:31 am
PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — Chicago and some Great Lakes surfers say a federal settlement inadequately punishes U.S. Steel for chemical spills into Lake Michigan. The University of Chicago discovered last year that the steelmaker's Midwest Plant has violated chromium limits at least four times since 2013...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2018, file photo, former Massey CEO and West Virginia Republican Senatorial candidate, Don Blankenship, speaks during a town hall to kick off his campaign in Logan, W.Va. There's a new fact-checking operation in West Virginia, and it leaves one fact out of plain sight - that it's run by U.S. Senate candidate Blankenship's campaign. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
April 13, 2018 - 6:24 am
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — There's a new fact-checking operation in West Virginia, but it obscures where it's coming from: Don Blankenship's U.S. Senate campaign. The website www.factcheckwv.com explores issues in the Senate Republican primary that pits the former Massey Energy CEO against U.S. Rep...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2018, file photo, former Massey CEO and West Virginia Republican Senatorial candidate, Don Blankenship, speaks during a town hall to kick off his campaign in Logan, W.Va. There's a new fact-checking operation in West Virginia, and it leaves one fact out of plain sight - that it's run by U.S. Senate candidate Blankenship's campaign. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
April 12, 2018 - 11:01 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — There's a new fact-checking operation in West Virginia, and it leaves one fact out of plain sight — that it's run by U.S. Senate candidate Don Blankenship's campaign. The website www.factcheckwv.com explores issues in the Senate Republican primary that pits the former...
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April 12, 2018 - 10:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. trade dispute with China (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Japan is cautiously welcoming President Donald Trump's request to his trade team to explore the possibility of the United States rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. Government spokesman...
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April 12, 2018 - 5:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed a former coal industry lobbyist as the second-highest official at the Environmental Protection Agency, putting him next in line to run the agency if embattled administrator Scott Pruitt is forced out or resigns. Senators approved Andrew Wheeler as...
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April 12, 2018 - 12:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. trade dispute with China (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Farm state lawmakers say President Donald Trump has asked top administration officials to look into rejoining talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, from which the U.S. withdrew last year. Nebraska Sen...
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April 12, 2018 - 12:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are moving to confirm a former coal industry lobbyist as the second-highest official at the Environmental Protection Agency, putting him next in line to run the agency if embattled administrator Scott Pruitt is forced out or resigns. The Senate voted 53-45...
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April 12, 2018 - 11:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — An array of business executives are expressing alarm to federal lawmakers Thursday about the impact that tariffs will have on their business. Kevin Kennedy, president of a steel fabrication business in Texas, says tariffs on steel and aluminum imports have led U.S. steel producers...
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April 11, 2018 - 4:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are moving to confirm a former coal industry lobbyist as the second highest ranking official at the Environmental Protection Agency, putting him next in line if embattled administrator Scott Pruitt is forced to resign or is fired. A Senate vote could come as...
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