More than a hundredth of the land in the Muswellbrook, Singleton and Upper Hunter council areas is disturbed by mining, a new report on rehab says.
Independent Upper Hunter Valley candidate Lee Watts discusses her support miners as the vitriol rises over the Drayton South coal mine expansion battle.
NSW Police have intercepted a truck towing tunnel boring equipment near Newcastle after it was detected as being allegedly in breach of its permit.
A truck driver from the Mt Thorley-Warkworth mine has won gold for Australia at the Commonwealth games in the 10m Air Pistol event.
A new festival is being launched aimed at showcasing the benefits of mining in the Hunter Valley.
An Independent Upper Hunter candidate has taken exception with people who are opposed to Anglo American’s Drayton South coal mine but who don’t live near the Muswellbrook area.
The Duralie coal mine is due to get deeper, if given a green light by NSW state government.
A new report claims mines in the Hunter Valley are having adverse impacts on ground water, adding to salinity, and threatening agricultural land.
The Singleton Chamber of Commerce said mass layoffs in Hunter Valley’s mining sector have left the region reeling, with business conditions at an all-time low.
A report which claims more than 80 per cent of Hunter Valley residents are opposed to coal mining has been slammed as an “ideologically driven, anti-mining exercise” by the industry.
The CFMEU has questioned Vale’s honesty over decisions to close two Hunter Valley mines while trying to tap into billions worth of unmined coal.
More than 100 workers were evacuated from BHP Billiton’s Mt Arthur coal mine after a bomb threat was received on site.
Around 50 contractors at Mt Arthur coal mine have been laid-off as a truck maintenance program is taking longer to complete than expected.
Ongoing uncertainty over the future of Anglo American’s Drayton South project has seen contractor job cuts and roster changes at the Drayton coal mine.
A haul truck driver has had a lucky escape at Rio Tinto’s Hunter Valley Operations after his vehicle reversed over a bench and rolled down a dump.
The CFMEU claims Vale faces a $63 million bill over its plan to close the Integra coal mine complex in the Hunter Valley, fuelling rumours the mines have been sold.
The NSW Minerals Council CEO Stephen Galilee responds to claims the coal industry is on its last legs in the Hunter Valley.
The Bulga Coal mine was fined $65,000 last week for a pollution incident in 2011, when tailings water spilled into a nearby creek bed.
The NSW Environmental Protection Agency is investigating potential blast fumes from Peabody’s Wambo coal mine.
The Planning Assessment Commission has approved a modification of Glencore’s Mangoola mine which will see the site ramp up coal production by 3 million tonnes a year.