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Friday, August 4, 2023, was my last day at the Colorado Mining Association. I can always be reached at my personal email address: standempsey@comcast.net It has been an honor to lead the Colorado Mining Association for the past seven years, and I leave a better person and attorney because of my time here. It has been a privilege to have...
Members, I have the honor to write a column for this newsletter for two reasons: first, to congratulate Stan Dempsey, Jr. on a well-deserved retirement, and second, I assure you that the Colorado Mining Association will continue working hard every day to defend and promote our industry and way of life as miners in Colorado. Stan joined CMA as President...
Thanks to our CMA members who participated in CMA’s Annual Golf Tournament—you made it another stunning success! We had 140 players participating this year, representing over 30 CMA member companies! Our sponsors once again did not disappoint this year! They welcomed the players with snacks, cold beverages, and giveaways. We could not do this without the support of our sponsors. THANK...
Even as committees begin to discuss potential legislative recommendations for 2024, changes within the legislature itself will play a key role in the coming year. In the House, Rep. Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez resigned from the legislature following election to the Denver City Council. Sen. Dominic Moreno who has served as Senate Majority Leader, will resign September 1 to serve as...
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July 18, 2023 Federal Issues SCOTUS decision on Sackett (WOTUS) case Other State Issues Draft enforcement policy on state waters (gap waters) post-Sackett Permitting Arsenic temp mods (WQCC) WQCD permit fee setting stakeholder process Legislative Issues
The Colorado Mining Association Education Foundation (CMAEF) is a 501(c)(3) organization created by the Colorado Mining Association (CMA) to educate K–12 teachers and related faculty on the current activities and involvement of the U.S. mining industry. CMAEF’s program, All About Mining, began in 1968 on the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) campus in Golden, Colo., and is operated in conjunction with their...
The Strength of CMA’s Committees We hope you had a restful 4th of July holiday, perhaps some time off to relax and recharge. As we begin a new fiscal year, I want to make sure CMA members are aware of upcoming events and committee meetings which provide members the opportunity to come together and work collectively for the benefit of...
After taking the month of June to recuperate from an extraordinarily hectic legislative session, policymakers and staff are gearing up to tackle the many interim study committees formed to prepare recommendations for the 2024 session. With a couple of committees facing June 30 deadlines to appoint members, those members are now preparing to meet as soon as schedules and...
June 20, 2023 Federal Issues SCOTUS decision on Sackett (WOTUS) case Other State Issues Draft enforcement policy on state waters (gap waters) post-Sackett Permitting Arsenic temp mods (WQCC) WQCD permit fee setting stakeholder process Legislative Issues