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We are thrilled to introduce you to our new President & CEO, Adam Eckman! Adam brings significant experience in the mining industry, having advocated for its legal, regulatory, and legislative interests as Associate General Counsel for the National Mining Association. Prior to his time with NMA, he worked on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. for several members of the Colorado Congressional...
Every season is a busy season, and this fall has been no different! First, I’m thrilled to announce Adam Eckman as CMA’s new President and CEO. Adam will join CMA on Monday, December 11 and will bring industry, policy, and Colorado experience to his leadership of the organization. I am certain he will be an effective and enthusiastic advocate for...
It’s All About the Budget The Governor submitted his annual budget request to the legislature on November 1, seeking $18.5 Billion in General Funds. The Governor, and the Joint Budget Committee, have cautioned state agencies that after recent years of federal money flowing to the state we are returning to a “normal” budget with tighter purse strings. Much of the...
November 14, 2023 DRMS Update Legislative Update PFAS Rulemaking Toxic Air Contaminants Comments Other Business
November 14, 2023 Federal issues State issues Dredge & Fill Water Fee Setting Construction Stormwater Permit (COR400000) Other Issues Legislative issues
October is upon us and just as the seasons transition, so does CMA. The Board’s search committee is working hard to hire a new President to lead the organization. The first round of interviews have been completed and round two is scheduled. The Board hopes to have our new executive in place before the end of 2023. In the meantime,...
Before we get into potential legislative issues, the General Assembly is welcoming two newly-minted members to the House of Representatives. Rep. Tim Hernandez who represents House District 4 in northwest Denver is a teacher and community activist. He lists housing, education funding, and gun violence as top priorities and appeared before legislative committees in 2023 on issues related to...
The Western States Mining Collaborative Council (WSMCC) had their annual retreat in August, and the group welcomed board member Kelly Ward to attend while CMA’s search for a new President is underway. This collective has met for about two decades to provide a forum for mining advocacy leaders to share important federal and congressional updates, discuss challenges faced and...
September 19, 2023 DRMS Update Legislative Update Greenhouse Gas Permits, Air Quality reg. #3 Regulatory Update Other Business
September 19, 2023 Federal issues WOTUS revised definition (post-Sackett) direct final rule State issues CO dredge & fill program Water fee setting stakeholder process Stone et al v High Mountain Mining case update Reg 61 Triennial review COR400000 Construction Stormwater general permit (draft public notice) WQ workgroups Legislative issues