PERMITTING – DECEMBER 2020

Colorado Quarry Would Produce Material for LandfillThe Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Royal Gorge Field Office is considering a proposal to mine unconsolidated clay, sand and gravel material approximately 10 miles north of Salida, Colo., just east of the Chaffee County landfill, according to the Ark Valley Voice. Chaffee County is proposing to develop 40 acres of BLM-managed lands. “This…

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Aggregates Operations Honored With Sentinels of Safety Award

The National Mining Association (NMA), the U.S. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM), honored outstanding achievements in mine safety, environmental stewardship and technology. The awards ceremonies took place on Sept. 27, in Washington, D.C.

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NMA VP Testifies on Unwarranted Land Withdrawal

National Mining Association (NMA) Senior Vice President and General Counsel Katie Sweeney told a Senate panel that the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) withdrawal of more than 10 million acres of mineral-rich federal land from mining activity under the guise of sage grouse conservation “will cause serious hardship to the nation’s economic and mineral security,” while doing nothing to combat…

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