MINING - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MINING News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) EPA proposal could block huge mine in Alaska http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58197716-79/epa-mine-pebble-alaska.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58197716-79/epa-mine-pebble-alaska.html.csp">EPA proposal could block huge mine in Alaska</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BECKY BOHRER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T11:51:57.971-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 11:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Juneau, Alaska • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed restrictions Friday that essentially would block development of a planned massive gold-and-copper mine near the headwaters of a world premier salmon fishery in Alaska. The announcement came as the EPA was being sued by Pebble Limited Partnership, the group behind the proposed Pebble Mine, and the state of Alaska for allegedly exceeding its authority. The state and Pebble Partnership, which was created to design, permit and run th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581977162014-07-18T11:51:57.971-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-18T11:51:57.971-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58197716@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:51:57 MDT Bitcoin ‘mining pool’ promises to stay small http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58191946-79/bitcoin-bitcoins-currency-miners.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58191946-79/bitcoin-bitcoins-currency-miners.html.csp">Bitcoin ‘mining pool’ promises to stay small</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETER SVENSSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T17:31:01.684-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 05:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • The largest group of bitcoin miners, which maintains and processes transactions in the digital currency, is promising to avoid majority control of the currency as a temporary measure to maintain the payment system’s credibility. Mining pool GHash.IO, which is controlled by a British company, CEX.IO Ltd., said Tuesday that it would not amass more than 40 percent of the processing power of the bitcoin system. Earlier this summer, it briefly exceeded 50 percent. Miners operate the comput...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581919462014-07-16T17:31:01.684-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-16T17:31:01.684-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58191946@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:31:01 MDT Appeals court upholds EPA’s restraints on mining http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58175317-79/epa-mining-court-appeals.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58175317-79/epa-mining-court-appeals.html.csp">Appeals court upholds EPA’s restraints on mining</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T17:59:01.559-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 05:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the Obama administration’s environmental protections designed to reduce water pollution from mountaintop-removal coal mining. In a 3-0 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said the Environmental Protection Agency acted within its authority when it instituted two measures under the Clean Water Act that address damage from surface mining. Under a process set up in 2009, EPA began screening mining permit appli...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581753172014-07-11T17:59:01.559-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-11T17:59:01.559-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58175317@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:59:01 MDT Appeals court upholds EPA’s mining restraints http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58174919-68/epa-mining-court-appeals.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58174919-68/epa-mining-court-appeals.html.csp">Appeals court upholds EPA’s mining restraints</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T16:23:22.239-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 04:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the Obama administration’s environmental protections designed to reduce water pollution from mountaintop-removal coal mining. In a 3-0 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said the Environmental Protection Agency acted within its authority when it instituted two measures under the Clean Water Act that address damage from surface mining. Under a process set up in 2009, EPA began screening mining permit appl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581749192014-07-11T16:23:22.239-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-11T16:23:22.239-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58174919@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:23:22 MDT Living History: Bingham was a happening Utah place before the days of ore http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58133106-78/bingham-canyon-copper-copperfield.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58133106-78/bingham-canyon-copper-copperfield.html.csp">Living History: Bingham was a happening Utah place before the days of ore</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Eileen Hallet Stone </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-05T21:12:52.864-06:00">Updated Jul 5, 2014 09:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Before Utah Copper Co. (Kennecott) expanded the Bingham Canyon Mine into one of the world’s largest open-pit copper mines and consumed the ground beneath the towns and homes of the people who helped build it, Bingham Canyon was noisy, dusty, vital and full of life. In 1896, Salt Lake City entrepreneur Samuel Newhouse recognized copper’s future and shipped out the first copper sulfides from Highland Boy Mine in the Oquirrh Mountains. In 1906, Utah Copper mounted steam shovels on railroad tra...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58133106@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Jul 2014 21:12:52 MDT Lawsuits seek to stop work at mines in 3 Western states http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58154021-79/coal-mining-mines-lawsuits.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58154021-79/coal-mining-mines-lawsuits.html.csp">Lawsuits seek to stop work at mines in 3 Western states</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW BROWN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-06T16:13:45.349-06:00">Updated Jul 6, 2014 04:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Billings, Mont. • Coal industry representatives say lawsuits against mines in three Western states could have consequences across the U.S. as environmentalists seek changes in how mining is approved on federally owned reserves. In civil cases unfolding in Colorado, New Mexico and Montana, the group WildEarth Guardians asserts coal companies benefited from lax oversight by federal regulators. The group says the U.S. Department of Interior approved mining plans without enough public involvement, a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581540212014-07-06T16:13:45.349-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-06T16:13:45.349-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58154021@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Jul 2014 16:13:45 MDT Bitcoin faces biggest threat yet: a miner takeover http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58078870-79/bitcoin-bitcoins-ghash-currency.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58078870-79/bitcoin-bitcoins-ghash-currency.html.csp">Bitcoin faces biggest threat yet: a miner takeover</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETER SVENSSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-17T10:28:57.454-06:00">Updated Jun 17, 2014 10:28AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • The Bitcoin digital currency system is in danger of losing its credibility as an independent payment system because of the growing power of a group that runs some of the computers behind it. In recent weeks, a British-based “mining pool” called GHash has amassed nearly half of the Bitcoin computing power and has briefly gone over 50 percent. Miners operate the computers that keep track of bitcoins and create additional coins. Miners pool their computing power to spread the financial r...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580788702014-06-17T10:28:57.454-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-17T10:28:57.454-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58078870@www.sltrib.com Tue, 17 Jun 2014 10:28:57 MDT Possible deal to end South Africa mine strike http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58061239-79/companies-platinum-strike-south.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58061239-79/companies-platinum-strike-south.html.csp">Possible deal to end South Africa mine strike</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-12T14:35:00.51-06:00">Updated Jun 12, 2014 02:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Johannesburg • A deal to end South Africa’s longest mining strike has been reached in “principle” between three platinum-producing companies and leaders of a union representing tens of thousands of miners, the companies said Thursday. Leaders of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union will consult with members on the proposed agreement on wages and other employment conditions, and feedback from the labor chiefs is expected on Friday, according to a statement from the companies, whi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580612392014-06-12T14:35:00.51-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-12T14:35:00.51-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58061239@www.sltrib.com Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:35:00 MDT