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Barrick’s President Michael Brown Shares Industry Insights Gleaned Over Decades

December 10, 2018

In more than 25 years in the mining industry, Michael Brown says that as he retires, his proudest moment was bringing his company to Southern Nevada. Brown joined Barrick Gold Corp. in 1994 as the vice president of government affairs

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Utah Mining Production Worth $3.3 Billion in 2017, Up 7 Percent from 2016

December 10, 2018

The mining industry in Utah is in no pit — it has actually grown, according to a new report. The industry’s production value went up 7 percent from 2016 to 2017, to about $3.3 billion, according to the Utah Geological

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Montana Judge Nixes Hecla Mining’s Challenge to ‘Bad Actor’ Label

December 10, 2018

A Montana judge has dismissed a lawsuit from an Idaho mining company that’s fighting to overturn its designation by Montana regulators as an industry bad actor because of pollution tied to its CEO. District Judge Mike Menahan in Helena said

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EPA Proposes Removing Barriers for Constructing New Coal-fired Power Plants

December 10, 2018

The Trump administration is trying to remove a key barrier to constructing new coal-fired power plants in the U.S. — but don’t expect any utilities to actually build them. The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed easing Obama-era limits on

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Alaska Native Tribes Seek Help from Human Rights Commission Over B.C. Mines

December 10, 2018

Fifteen tribal nations in southeast Alaska have petitioned an international commission for human rights for help in influencing the Canadian government to take action against six mines in British Columbia. The Southeast Alaska Indigenous Transboundary Commission filed the petition Wednesday,

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Oregon Senator Wyden Clears Way for W. Va. Senator Manchin to Head Energy Committee

December 10, 2018

Oregon’s Democratic U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden is next in line for the ranking seat on the Senate Energy Committee — a position that would hold tremendous power over which carbon policies and other climate change-related energy bills see the light

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Remembering the Monongah Mining Disaster and How Safety Laws have Changed

December 10, 2018

It was a tragic event that happened exactly 111 years ago, and it’s described as “the worst mining disaster in American history.” The Monongah Mining disaster killed more than 360 people and possibly even more. “It’s believed that there were

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EPA Proposes Revisions to Advance Clean Energy Technology

December 7, 2018

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to revise the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for greenhouse gas emissions from new, modified, and reconstructed fossil fuel-fired power plants. EPA is proposing, under Clean Air Act (CAA) section 111(b), to revise

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Revised NSPS for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Coal Plants Embrace Today’s Technologies

December 7, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed revised New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for greenhouse gas emissions provide a path forward for commercially viable, advanced coal technology to reduce emissions and support a diverse, reliable and affordable electricity supply, the National

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NMA: Mine Cleanup Bill Deserves Support, Action

December 7, 2018

Hal Quinn, National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO issued the following statement in support of the “Good Samaritan Remediation of Orphan Hardrock Mines Act of 2018,” which was introduced by Senator Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Congressman Scott Tipton (R-Colo.):

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