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 By Shane Lasley    News
MSHA COVID-19 coronavirus Mine Safety and Health Administration guidance

MSHA unveils COVID guidance for mines

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration has published new and much stronger COVID-19 guidance aimed at assisting mine operators to implement more effective... — Updated 4/1/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Fraser Institute Annual Survey of Mining Companies 2020 Alaska infrastructure

Geology is in the eye of the beholder

The American Southwest is the best place in the world to find, permit, and build a mine, according to the mining executives that responded to the Fraser Institute's Annual Survey of... — Updated 3/25/2021 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Remote Roundup 2021 Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia

Change is coming for the mining industry

Like nearly every other aspect of human existence, the COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the mineral exploration industry in Canada and Alaska. The Association for Mineral... — Updated 2/25/2021 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Kinross Gold Corp. Fort Knox USGS critical minerals Mineral Commodity Summaries

Alaska mine output rises, nation's drops

Alaska mines produced roughly $3.16 billion worth of non-fuel minerals during 2020, a slight increase over the $3.13 billion during 2019, according to Mineral Commodity Summaries 2021... — Updated 2/10/2021 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
President Donald Trump gives thumbs up as he exits Air Force One

Trump to Alaska: No Pebble Mine politics

U.S. President Donald Trump assured Alaskans that politics will not play a role in the federal permitting decision for the Pebble copper-gold-molybdenum-rhenium mine in Southwest Alaska.... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Golden Triangle mining town Stewart BC Hyder Alaska Covid 19 bubble

Reuniting a community separated by COVID

An invisible line that divides a community in the towns of Stewart, British Columbia and Hyder, Alaska has become a lot more tangible with COVID-19 and the international travel restrictio... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
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EPA creates West US legacy mines office

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has created a new office specifically focused on issues unique to the American West, including clean-up of legacy hardrock mine sites.... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

New standards raise tailings storage bar

The International Council on Mining and Minerals (ICMM) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) have introduced standards for the safe management of new and existing mine... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
President Trump administration announces NEPA reforms White House regulations

Trump rolls out sweeping NEPA reforms

In a move aimed at modernizing and streamlining the environmental review process for large-scale projects in the United States, the Trump administration has finalized sweeping reforms to... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Rare earth elements critical minerals ship loading China, US reliance on imports

US reliance on mineral imports exposed

National Mining Association President and CEO Rich Nolan says the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the risks associated with America's overreliance on foreign supply chains for nearly every... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Underground American miner covid 19 mask great economic revival mining

Miners to help support American economy

Looking "to chart the path forward toward a future of unparalleled American prosperity" in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Donald Trump has pulled together a wide array of... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Essential US COVID 19 mine worker at Rio Tinto Kennecott copper mine Utah

Mining essential to US COVID-19 response

As the United States hunkers down to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic, it remains imperative for the nation to maintain the critical infrastructure needed to respond to the... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Agnico Nunavut Meliadine mine workers with gold bar Covid 19

Canada's territories brace for pandemic

The territories of northern Canada, so far, appear to have escaped the novel coronavirus pandemic that is currently sweeping the globe. This is due, in part, to the remoteness of the... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Kinross Gold 25 York Toronto headquarters disinfected COVID 19 coronavirus

Coronavirus infects North of 60 mining

Crashing markets, quarantines, closed offices and cancelled events are reverberating across the North of 60 Mining sector in the wake of the World Health Organization declaring the... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Fraser Institute Survey of Mining Companies 2019 cover

Fraser Survey: Alaska shines, Canada slips

Canada's provinces and territories have fallen from grace in the eyes of the global mining community, according to the latest rendition of Fraser Institute's Annual Survey of Mining Compa... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Mining eligible for permit streamlining

It's official, U.S. mining projects can now be considered for more efficient permitting under Title 41 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act, or Fast-41, a program... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

White House proposes revisions to NEPA

Mining and other trade organization leaders welcome the White House's proposed revisions to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as much needed upgrades to the burdensome and oft... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Texas JV moves quickly on REE separation

USA Rare Earth LLC and Texas Mineral Resources Corp. has made a major advancement toward developing the heavy rare earth separation technology that the U.S. Army is looking to invest in.... — Updated 9/26/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Army probes rare earth facility funding

From helmet mounted radios to laser guided missiles, rare earth elements (REE) are an essential ingredient to the advanced hardware used by the U.S. military. These high-tech metals,... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Can DC agency shorten mine permitting?

SPARKS, Nev. – The notoriously long timeline for permitting a mine in the United States may soon be shortened. This reprieve is not from the various renditions of mine permit reform... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Northern zinc-rich projects get boost

As the worldwide deficit in zinc production grows, several zinc-lead mining projects across northern Canada await construction of access arteries needed to deliver their ore to market.... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

10 golden rules for responsible mining

The World Gold Council Sept. 12 launched its Responsible Gold Mining Principles, which lays out a framework that provides investors and downstream gold supply chain customers with clear... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Northern Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program Crown Indigenous Relations

Ottawa to clean-up old mines across North

The Canadian government has dedicated C$2.2 billion to clean up contaminated mine sites in the Yukon and Northwest Territories. The eight projects to be addressed with this investment... — Updated 9/26/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Alaska Resource Development Council luncheon Environmental Protection

EPA to Alaska: "We don't have to choose"

Can American resource development and environmental stewardship go hand-in-hand? Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler not only believes the answer is yes but... — Updated 9/26/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Defense Production Act Title 3 rare earth element REE declaration Trump

Trump: rare earths essential to US defense

With the issuance of five presidential determinations related to the domestic production of rare earth metals and magnets, President Donald Trump is making it clear the White House sees... — Updated 9/26/2020

 

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