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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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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Because of a broken government regulatory process American companies are forced to import more than half the minerals they use need from foreign countries. Seven to 10 year delays from a slow and redundant permitting process are the largest risk to domestic mining projects and the reason why investors are not investing in U.S. minerals mining. By eliminating needless duplication and bureaucracy, we can reduce the permitting timeframes for infrastructure projects while continuing to uphold stringent environmental safeguards. These changes are crucial to ensuring a stable supply of domestic minerals, creating jobs, supporting our economy and keeping America strong. Learn more at www.mineralsmakelife.org
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Welcome to the August edition of CORESafety TV — the online video series from the National Mining Association. In this episode of CORESafety TV, we explore the Swiss Cheese Model of Accident Causation, which explains how errors caused by an unprotected organization can ultimately lead to unexpected accidents.
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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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Colin Hayes, professional staff (Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska), Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee, and his fellow panelists discuss the loss of investment in U.S. mining as a result of a duplicative mining permitting process, as well as actions that can be taken to streamline the process. To learn more, visit: www.mineralsmakelife.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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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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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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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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National Mining Association President and CEO Hal Quinn and a panel of experts discuss the need for a stable, predicable supply of the minerals essential to American innovation and manufacturing. Increased production of domestic minerals would provide jobs and jump start economic growth. To learn more, visit: www.mineralsmakelife.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 February 2019 edition of CORESafety TV — the online video series from the National Mining Association. In this episode, we take a look at occupational health and why you should treat it on par with worker safety at your mining operation.
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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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Gas prices continue to raise taking more and more from the family paycheck. Now comes higher and higher electricity bills. The Obama administration is piling on with new regulations on affordable electricity form coal that will drive electricity bills even higher. Call Congress today and ask them to help families andstop the Obama Administration from driving up electricity bills. Call Congress today! (202) 224-3121
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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 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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Demand for the minerals needed to supply the defense, advanced energy, high-tech electronics, medical and transportation industries is rising globally, particularly in the U.S. However, Mark Fellows, director of consulting at SNL Metals & Mining, explains that of all the developed nations, the U.S. is afflicted most severely by protracted delays in obtaining mining permits, impairing and discouraging investments in mineral development projects. These delays cause manufacturers to become overly reliant on minerals imports, despite a wealth of resources in the U.S. Lawmakers must implement policies that guarantee manufacturers access to the raw materials needed to succeed. Watch to learn more.
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Coal miner Ken Ratcliffe attended a May U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hearing in Charleston, W.Va., to show his support for Appalachian coal mining. Listen to Ken talk about why coal is important and what Washington can do to help.
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