Sand and rock mining

FILE - This undated file photo shows Barrick Goldstrike Mines' Betze-Post open pit near Carlin, Nev. Environmental groups challenged the Trump administration in federal court Wednesday, May 16, 2018, over its rejection of an Obama-era proposal that would have required mining companies to prove they have enough money to clean up their pollution. (Adella Harding/The Daily Free Press via AP, File)
May 16, 2018 - 4:55 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Environmental groups challenged the Trump administration in federal court Wednesday over its rejection of an Obama-era proposal that would have required mining companies to prove they have enough money to clean up their pollution. The Idaho Conservation League, Earthworks,...
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In this Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 photo curler Joe Polo, of the United States, launches the stone during practice at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Joe and Kristin Polo, both curlers, named their daughter Ailsa, after the Scottish island where the granite that makes curling rocks is mined. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
February 20, 2018 - 11:20 pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Long before her frightening birth, before the awful moments when everyone wondered if she would survive, before anyone knew how tough she could be, Ailsa Polo's destiny was linked to an isle of granite. Both her parents were curlers, members of a tight-knit sport where...
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December 15, 2017 - 4:41 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump's mining regulators are reconsidering rules meant to protect underground miners from breathing coal and rock dust -- the cause of black lung -- and diesel exhaust, which can cause cancer. An advocate for coal miners said Friday that this sends a "very...
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2015 file photo, water flows through a series of retention ponds built to contain and filter out heavy metals and chemicals from the Gold King mine chemical accident, in the spillway about 1/4 mile downstream from the mine, outside Silverton, Colo. The administration of President Donald Trump is dropping a proposal that would have forced mining companies to prove they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
December 01, 2017 - 9:08 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration announced Friday that it won't require mining companies to prove they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution, despite an industry legacy of abandoned mines that have fouled waterways across the U.S. The move came...
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