Challenges and opportunities in mining education

North American Mining discusses the current state and future development of mining education in North America with experts from some of the region’s leading mining engineering schools, the National Mining Association, and the Mining Industry Human Resources Council.  by Jonathan Rowland  Workforce and talent gaps are nothing new to anyone who has spent time around the mining industry. The Society…

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NMA LAUNCHES PLANS FOR MINEXPO INTERNATIONAL 2024

GLOBAL EVENT WILL RETURN TO LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER The National Mining Association (NMA) is the only national trade organization that serves as the nonpartisan voice of the U.S. mining industry – and the hundreds of thousands of American workers it employs – before members of Congress of all parties, the federal agencies, the judiciary and the media, advocating for…

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Is Remanufacturing Mining’s Best-Kept Secret?

Caterpillar, which is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Cat Reman Center in 2023, said that remanufacturing could be the ‘secret sauce’ that operations are seeking to keep total cost of ownership low and uptime high. As mines strive more and more for these goals, could this be a missing element of that journey?  By Donna Schmidt Remanufacturing is a…

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Public lands mining recommendations ‘unworkable, unreasonable’: NMA

Below is a response from the National Mining Association (NMA) and its president and CEO, Rich Nolan, to the Interagency Working Group’s “Recommendations to Improve Mining on Public Lands.” It’s clear that when it comes to the global minerals game, the U.S. is critically outmatched – by our geopolitical rivals and allies alike, and the administration acknowledges this. Unfortunately, if…

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EPA announces revised WOTUS rule

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule in response to a May Supreme Court ruling that curtailed which waters are subject to federal Clean Water Act protections. The revised WOTUS rule breaks from longstanding federal waters protections to require that protected wetlands have a clearer link to waterways like oceans and rivers. …

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Recognizing excellence

It’s award season for many as the year comes to a close – but hearing about award-winning technology is always especially interesting, as many serve as a barometer for trends we as an industry will later see. One of the newest groups of awardees come from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Mining Program, which recently announced…

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Krebs appointed NMA board chairman

The National Mining Association (NMA) has elected Coeur Mining’s Mitchell Krebs as the chairman of its board of directors. Krebs, who is Coeur’s president and CEO, was appointed this month after already serving on the board in a number of leadership positions including the executive committee, finance committee chair and the founding chair of NMA’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)…

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Majority of Voters Want Government to Support Domestic Mining

The National Mining Association (NMA) released new polling showing that the vast majority of voters – including a majority of Democrats, Republicans and Independents – want to see the Biden administration and Congress support domestic mining projects to create jobs, secure our supply chains and reduce reliance on foreign countries for minerals we could be mining here at home.

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In the Wake of the Texas Power Crisis, Voters Want the U.S. to Maintain Fuel Diversity

The National Mining Association (NMA) issued the following statement on the bipartisan passage of Rep. John Curtis’s (R-Utah) amendment to the Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act. The amendment passage ensures that a review must be done of the valuable mineral resources contained in and impacted by proposed land withdrawals.

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