North Dakota to sue Washington state over new oil train rule

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota is preparing to sue the state of Washington over a new Washington law targeting oil shipped by rail.Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into law Thursday that requires a lower vapour pressure limit for crude shipped by rail than the industry standard and North Dakota requires. Inslee has made climate change a focus of his 2020 Democratic presidential campaign.The Washington bill’s sponsor, Democratic state Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig, says it’s about protecting communities from explosive derailments.North Dakota officials, though, say the Washington law would make Pacific Northwest refineries off-limits to the energy industry in North Dakota, which is the nation’s No. 2 oil producer.Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem (STEHN’-juhm) says a federal lawsuit will be filed within weeks. He has reached out to other oil states about possibly joining as a plaintiff or offering supportive testimony.Blake Nicholson, The Associated Press read more

Maya NI 43101 for Zgounder silver mine IM January isssue Hudson Resources

first_imgThe latest issue of International Mining Project News, out today, has reports on 17 prefeasibility studies, seven feasibility studies, and seven projects in development, four new mines that have gone into production, three existing operations that are expanding, and many new appointments to new positions. The report covers 17 gold projects, 6 copper projects, 5 silver projects, four iron ore projects, three coal, two rare earths, mineral sands, tin projects and one molybdenum, vanadium, titanium, tungsten, anorthosite and palladium project. This fortnightly project watch is a great way of keeping up to date with your peers – other mining companies, other consultants or other engineering companies. These issues build into a global mine project overview. If you are a supplier – it is full of potential sales leads.Inca One Resources has announced that the company has begun construction on a significant performance and capacity upgrade to its Chala One gold milling facility located in Chala, Peru. This upgrade will mark a 100% increase to the current 25 t/d capacity and allows the company to process upto 50 t/d.Maya Gold & Silver has provided its first independent NI 43-101 compliant silver mineral resources estimate at its Zgounder silver mine in Morocco. A Measured and Indicated Resource total is 6 Moz Ag at 540,000 t averaging 343 g/t.Whilst Pilbara Minerals has announced that it has completed its Feasibility Study on the advanced Tabba Tabba Tantalum project, located 84 km by road from Port Hedland in Western Australia, with the results demonstrating robust project viability through low capital and mining costs.North American Palladium has reported on the progress of its production ramp up from the lower Offset Zone using the new shaft infrastructure at its Lac des Iles palladium mine in northern Ontario. In January, underground production averaged over 3,100 t/d, ahead of the company’s operating guidance, which forecasted an average underground mining rate of approximately 3,000 t/d for the first half of the year.Finally Hudson Resources has announced updated results for its alumina (aluminum oxide) development program on the calcium feldspar anorthosite from its White Mountain project in Greenland. The objective of this phase of testwork is to produce smelter grade alumina (SGA) that meets both the chemical purity and physical specifications required by the aluminum industrylast_img read more