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House Transportation Committee Passes Bills to Ensure Balance, Certainty, & Federal-State Partnership in Regulation of Nation’s Waters
on the Importance of Mining”
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WOMEN'S MINING COALITION
April 12-17, 2015
Forty members of the Women’s Mining Coalition (WMC) from 16 states traveled to Washington D.C. for its 23rd annual Fly-In for meetings on Capital Hill during the week of April 13, 2015. The women work in the hardrock, coal and industrial minerals industries and for companies that provide goods and services to mining companies. Read More
During the Fly-In WMC members work hard to educate the members of Congress about the importance of a robust domestic mining industry.
Mining Hall of Fame Honors UA "Living Legend" -- Pam Wilkinson has received the 2014 Prazen Living Legend Award from the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum in Leadville, Colorado. (2014)
Fraser Report released – the annual survey of global mining executives conducted by the Fraser Institute has been released. Alaska remains on top in terms of mineral potential, but again, our permitting concerns/public perception aspect is low and continues to slip. See survey at: http://www.fraserinstitute.org/research-news/display.aspx?id=22259
STUDY from Women In Mining, UK: Mining Companies Need More Women in the Board Room
“U.S. Mines to Market.”
by SNL Metals & Mining
The National Mining Association commissioned SNL Metals & Mining to prepare this study. From the report:
"A key finding of this report relates to a gross structural mismatch between domestic mineral supply and demand. Although the United States is a major mining country, it enjoys a much higher global ranking as a manufacturer than it does as a miner.
"The United States is the world’s largest manufacturing nation, followed closely by China and Germany. Value added to gross domestic product (GDP) by major American industries that consume processed mineral materials was $2.4 billion, or 14 percent of total GDP in 2013.
"Given its world-class mineral resources and reserves, the United States has the potential to supply even more of the minerals needed to satisfy this domestic manufacturing demand. Yet the United States is only the seventh largest global producer of metallic and industrial minerals, producing $74.3 billion worth of mineral raw materials (including industrial minerals) in 2013.
"The country is a top-ten producer for a number of metals (including copper, gold, silver, zinc and iron ore), but it is import-dependent on numerous key materials that are essential for manufacturing (most notably lithium, platinum, zinc, cobalt and rare earth elements)."
The complete report is available from the National Mining Association here.
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We provide members of Congress and other policy makers with facts about the modern mining industry, and the importance of mining to the U.S. economy and our daily lives. WMC members document the industry's commitment to resource stewardship and environmentally responsible mining.
A strong mining industry is vitally important to America. WMC members deliver the message that jobs all across the country depend on mining, and that today's regulations and modern technology ensure state-of-the-art environmental protection at U.S. mines. WMC members provide policy makers with first-hand information about the technological advancements and environmental stewardship of today's mining industry.
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