Items by Marshall Swearingen
The industry hopes Wyoming's coal bonanza lasts another 100 years. But mining's peaks and valleys have never been entirely in its control.
A little-known 1955 law gives the Forest Service a way to shut down placer mining claims along some Western rivers.
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- Dean Nyffeler on New data released on violent threats to federal employees
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- John Worlock on The U.S.’s only rare-earth mine files for bankruptcy