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  • 04

    Jan

    PAC Advocates for Industry Requesting MSHA to Relax Enforcement of Bituminous Mining Rules on Anthracite Mining Operations

    Members of the Pennsylvania Anthracite Council’s Technical Committee and the Independent Miners and Associates (IMA) recently met with senior members of the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) to discuss the two organization’s comments regarding the Department’s “Repeal, Replace or Modify” initiative. During the meeting, the PAC argued that...

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  • 04

    Jan

    American Iron and Steel Institute Releases Latest Steel Production Figures

    Based on the Commerce Department’s most recent Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reports that steel import permit applications for the month of November totaled 2,544,000 net tons (NT).* This was a 15.4% decrease from the 3,007,000 permit tons recorded in October...

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  • 04

    Jan

    Proposed WOTUS Definition Provides Regulatory Certainty and Recognizes State’s Key Role in Protecting Water Resources

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) proposed definition of “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) provides long-overdue clarity regarding the scope of federal Clean Water Act jurisdiction, and restores the appropriate balance between state and federal authority over waterways, the National Mining Association (NMA) said recently. “States...

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  • 04

    Jan

    National Mining Association Welcomes Legal, Effective Proposed Power Plan Rule

    Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule is a “welcome return to the rule of law and to the proper balance between state and federal authority under the Constitution and the Clean Air Act (CAA),” the National Mining Association (NMA) said in comments recently filed with the EPA....

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