Technology is an essential component of modern-day mining operations. To give you a look inside how mining is using cutting-edge tools, we asked Newmont Mining to give us a tour of their facilities in Nevada. Watch our video and see why mining has become a leader in innovation.
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In May the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency held a public hearing in Charleston W.Va., which focused on the future of surface mining in Appalachia. Coal supporters turned out in force to tell EPA how important coal mining is to the economic well-being of Appalachia and emphasize the need to ensure coal remains an important part of the region's future.
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As the U.S. manufacturing sector continues to grow, the importance of a secure, stable and reliable raw material supply is increasing. However, Harry Moser, founder of the Reshoring Initiative, explains that the current permitting process for new minerals and metals mines in the U.S. makes it harder for U.S. manufacturers to obtain the raw materials they need when they need them. It’s essential we solve the mineral permitting problem while we work to bring jobs home.
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Two paths have emerged in the current mining legislative landscape. The first path would open up opportunities for mining, allow the United States to increase domestic production, create more jobs and enhance our national and economic security. The second path leads to higher taxes and product costs, jeopardizing jobs. At the core of this negative path is a proposed $1.8 billion tax on the moving of dirt for the mining industry. This tax will exacerbate the domestic jobs problem and push even more industries overseas. If mining taxes were raised, American businesses would be forced to get more materials overseas that we could be mining domestically—this increases our dependence on other countries. Minerals are among the most important components in the technologies protecting our nation. Foreign reliance leaves us in a vulnerable position. Washington has a choice to make. You can help. You can tell your legislators that the right choice involves an increased use of domestic minerals to help U.S. economic growth and national security. Visit http://actformining.org/national-actions/miningtax/ to make your voice heard. Connect with NMA Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/MiningFan (@MiningFan) Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/actformining Visit: http://mineralsmakelife.org/
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During a Feb. 2 townhall meeting in New Hampshire, President Obama underlined the important role clean coal technologies can play in helping provide a future source of reliable, clean energy. The president also discussed whether current forms of energy should be made more expensive in order to give renewable energy sources a level playing field against less expensive fossil fuels
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To fully understand the importance of this module, we need to be clear about the differences between “hazards” and “risks”. A hazard is a source of potential damage, harm or adverse effect, including ill health and injury. A risk is the probability and severity of the damage, harm or adverse effect occurring. Risk management is the process of identifying safety and health hazards, evaluating associated risk and consequences, and developing controls to eliminate or minimize negative outcomes. For more information, visit www.coresafety.org.
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Frank Gaffney, founder and president, Center for Security Policy, emphasizes the risks of the United States' reliance on foreign sources of minerals. Import dependence puts other countries in a position to exploit the United States, and is a strategic threat and security vulnerability. For more information on why minerals are vital to our economy, please visit: www.mineralsmakelife.org
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Coal miner Gary Lee Corns joined hundreds of coal supporters at a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hearing in Charleston, W.Va., held in May to show his support for Appalachian coal mining. Listen to Gary explain why surface mining is important.
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On June 13, 2011, the National Mining Association and the Financial Times gathered world-class speakers and high-level delegates at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., to discuss how public policy is affecting our ability to meet the nation's critical minerals needs to promote product innovation, national security and economic growth
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Glen Beck takes a look at the so-called Clean Water Restoration Act. The bill would grant sweeping new powers to the EPA, allowing them to regulate all water bodies in America, thus seriously jeopardizing land owner rights and saddling vital economic sectors with new, onerous permitting hurdles and red tape.
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As we continue to lose more coal power plants, our power system becomes more expensive and less reliable. The power plants currently at-risk of closing prematurely keep the lights on and power prices lower. Keeping our most reliable power plants running just makes sense. Learn more at countoncoal.org.
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In this episode of CORESafety TV, we share a recent interview with Don Gaston, president and CEO of Prairie State Generating Company (PSGC). PSGC is the latest mining operation to receive independent certification for CORESafety, having recently completed all 20 modules. CORESafety TV anchor Nelson Duffle talks to Mr. Gaston about how PSGC decided to implement CORESafety and how they rolled out the system to their workforce.
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Welcome to the December edition of CORESafety TV — the online video series from the National Mining Association. In this episode, we take a look at Module #11 and examine how change management can help prevent changes within your operation from: • Introducing new hazards • Negatively changing the risk rating of existing hazards • Degrading controls
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Welcome to the October edition of CORESafety TV — the online video series from the National Mining Association. This month, we are recognizing Freeport–McMoRan — the latest company to receive independent certification for CORESafety. We will also talk about: the 0:50:5 objective; safety vs. production statistics; the CORESafety gap analysis tool; and the “Core 4” tips on management system coordination.
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Fox News looks at the Clean Water Restoration Act, which threatens to dramatically expand the regulatory reach of the federal EPA, threatening the rights of property owners and delaying thousands of economic activity projects.
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The Department of Interior is proposing to remove 10 million acres of federal lands based on a recommendation to protect the sage grouse’s habitat—a bird species that is not endangered. By removing mineral rich lands from future mining operations, this unnecessary action will hurt the U.S. economy and its industries. To learn more about the federal lands issue and how this over-reaching decision will impact the nation’s minerals security, view our fact sheet here: http://mineralsmakelife.org/resources/details/dept.-of-the-interiors-sweeping-land-withdrawals-threaten-u.s.-minerals-sec
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Learn how the FutureGen Project, scheduled for construction in Matoon, Ill., will help user in a new wave of technologies that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help ensure a steady supply of affordable coal-based energy for American homes and businesses.
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Welcome to the February edition of CORESafety TV — the online video series from the National Mining Association.This month you’ll hear how powered haulage accidents continue to be one of the leading causes of fatalities in the mining industry and how you may be able to lessen the risks with CORESafety's modules 4, 5 and 12.
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Welcome to the October edition of CORESafety TV — the online video series from the National Mining Association. In this episode of CORESafety TV, we go in-depth to explore reinforcement and recognition, and to learn how they are integral parts of the Plan-Do-Check-Act model.
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How adept is your mining company at documenting and managing information related to safety and health matters? It’s important to establish and maintain appropriate safety and health management records. These records are usually designated by senior management and generally include: Safety and health policy Objectives Responsibilities Audit investigations Management reviews
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Description: Change management means identifying changes in the organization and at the operation that may introduce new risk or increase unacceptable risk by proactively looking for and controlling change at every level of the organization and across functional areas, including emergency management.
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