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For decades, the Crow Nation has relied on the Absaloka coal mine, an important supplier of fuel to power plants in the Midwest, for the bulk of its revenue. But the mine's output has been declining in part because it produces a lower-grade, higher-polluting coal. (Barbara Davidson/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

In Dispute Over Coal Mine Project, Two Ways Of Life Hang In The Balance

But the Crow Tribe, on a vast and remote reservation here in the grasslands of the northern Plains, and the Lummi Nation, nearly a thousand miles to the west on a sliver of shoreline along the Salish Sea in Washington state, have both become unlikely pieces of the machinery that serves the global demand for electricity — and that connection has put them in bitter conflict.

July 27, 2015

Turkish Mining Company Rejects Accusations Of Negligence

McClatchy Tribune News Service SOMA, Turkey — The company that owns the coal pit that was the site of Turkey’s worst mining accident denied Friday that it was negligent, saying it had followed the rules. “I feel bad,” Soma Holding chief executive Alp Gurkan said. “I have great grief. Legally, we’ve done the maximum for […]

May 16, 2014

Demonstrations Hit Istanbul, Ankara As Mine Death Toll Hits 274

By Can Merey and Shabtai Gold, McClatchy Tribune News Service ISTANBUL — Thousands of people took to the streets of Istanbul Wednesday, demanding the resignation of the Turkish government as the number of dead rose to 274 in what is likely to become the country’s worst mining disaster. The initially peaceful demonstrations turned ugly when […]

May 15, 2014

Turks’ Anger Builds As Mine Death Toll Hits 282

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — As public fury mounted Thursday along with the casualty toll in what officials were describing as Turkey’s deadliest mine accident, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan found himself on the defensive in the wake of a seemingly tone-deaf response to the disaster. The number of confirmed dead rose to […]

May 15, 2014

At Least Five Dead, Hundreds Trapped In Collapsed Turkey Coal Mine

Istanbul (AFP) – At least five miners were killed and as many as 400 others remain trapped underground after an explosion in a coal mine in the western Turkish province of Manisa on Tuesday, officials said. “We have been informed that five people died and 30 people were rescued,” said Manisa mayor Cengiz Ergun, as […]

May 13, 2014

EPA Moves To Protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay From Proposed Open-Pit Mine

By Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times SEATTLE — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took the first step Friday toward possibly halting construction of the largest open-pit mine in North America, declaring that Alaska’s Bristol Bay — home to the most productive sockeye salmon fishery on Earth — must be protected from what could […]

February 28, 2014