Forest Service suggests Trump could reopen uranium mining near Grand Canyon

Canyon Uranium Mine Tower, Arizona, 2013. Kaibab National Forest reader comments 33 Share this story The US Forest Service recently submitted a report (PDF) to the Trump Administration, suggesting that an Obama-era order could be revised to allow uranium mining on National Forest land, reopening old tensions in an area that sustains tribal interests, mining operations, […]

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Puerto Rico’s governor seeks to end deal with small Montana grid repair company [updated]

Enlarge / On Sept. 22, Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority staff start emergency power restoration plans in the utility’s command center. Western Area Power reader comments 129 Share this story On Sunday, Puerto Rico’s governor Ricardo Rosselló demanded that the state-owned utility end its $300 million grid-repair deal with a small, Montana-based energy company called Whitefish […]

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Lawsuit accuses Facebook of scheming to weasel out of paying overtime

Enlarge / The Facebook sign and logo at its Menlo Park, California headquarters. Josh Edelson/Getty Images reader comments 57 Share this story Facebook is being hit with a proposed class-action federal lawsuit alleging that the social-networking company purposely misclassifies employees to exempt them from overtime pay. The suit (PDF) was brought Friday by a former salaried client […]

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