Natural Resources

"US Files Objection To Alpha Natural Resources' Executive Bonuses"

"A government watchdog agency has filed an objection to Alpha Natural Resources' proposal to pay executive bonuses of up to $11.9 million in 2016, arguing the bankrupt coal company cannot justify the additional pay at a time when it has recorded steep losses and sought to cut retiree benefits. "

Source: Casper Star-Tribune, 01/19/2016

Environment Canada Warned Mount Polley Mine Before Disaster, FOIs Show

"The controversial Mount Polley mine received both millions of dollars in contracts and a written warning from Canada’s environment department prior to a massive breach of a dam with mining waste in 2014, according to a newly released federal memorandum."

Source: National Observer, 01/19/2016

Yosemite Park To Change Historic Lodge Names To Avoid Trademark Fight

"Yosemite National Park officials, looking to avoid a costly trademark fight with DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, announced Thursday that they would change the names of iconic lodges in the park. The Ahwahnee Hotel, for instance, would be known going forward as the Majestic Yosemite Hotel."

Source: National Parks Traveler, 01/15/2016

"In Climate Move, Obama to Halt New Coal Mining Leases on Public Lands"

"The Obama administration will announce on Friday a halt to new coal mining leases on public lands as it considers an overhaul of the program that could lead to increased costs for energy companies and a slowdown in extraction, according to an administration official."

Source: NY Times, 01/15/2016

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