A Message From the President: July 2022

Coloradoans, for the first time in nearly a decade, will have truly competitive partisan races for statewide elected offices and U.S. Senator. Despite efforts...

Mid-Summer Check In

The bills have been passed and signed into law. The attention now turns to planning for the 2023 Legislative Session and covering state agency...

A Message From the President: June 2022

The 124th National Western Mining Conference & Exhibition is “in the books”! Our first conference in Grand Junction was huge success if not “hot”...

And That’s a Wrap!

The legislative session wrapped up near midnight May 11, leaving no more to do except for the Governor’s action on the bills passed by...

Water Quality Committee Meeting Summary: May 2022

May 17th, 2022 Federal Issues Chris Reichard provided an update on EPA’s activities regarding the WOTUS rule including information regarding the regional roundtables. What...

Education Foundation Update: June 2022

The Colorado Mining Association Education Foundation is happy to announce that our new format two-day teacher workshop for June was successfully completed and went...

A Message From the President: May 2022

As the general assembly winds down the 2022 legislative session, CMA will be addressing several bills affecting Colorado's business climate environment including radical measures...

Counting Down

We are less than a week away from adjournment sine die, the moment when the clock stops for the Colorado General Assembly. Under the...

Water Quality Committee Meeting Summary: March 2022

April 19, 2022 Federal Issues Sackett Brief – Amicus Brief – CMA Committee discussed CMA’s decision not to join industry trade associations Amicus Curiae brief....

Coal, Hardrock, and Uranium Committee Meeting Summary: April 2022

April 19, 2022 DRMS Update Ginny Brannon described the Division’s meeting with Glenwood Springs about an underground coal mine fire only one mile West...

Education Foundation Update: May 2022

All About Mining New for 2022! All About Mining Two-day Teacher Workshop June 6–7, 2022 An in-person workshop providing teachers with tools and lessons of mining curricula...

A Message From the President: April 2022

Happy Spring! We’re looking forward to seeing a number of items come into bloom as flowers emerge and trees blossom. Things we all like to...

Coal, Hardrock, and Uranium Committee Meeting Summary: March 2022

March 15, 2022 DRMS Update: Ginny Brannon provided an update on the DRMS staff returning to the office. Update on Hardrock Rulemaking – Division is preparing...

Water Quality Committee Meeting Summary: March 2022

March 15, 2022 FEDERAL ISSUES WOTUS Regional Roundtables were announced: https://www.epa.gov/wotus/public-outreach-and-stakeholder-engagement-activities https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-and-army-select-10-roundtables-highlight-regional-implications-wotus CMA Consideration of Sackett Amicus Curiae Brief—to be decided by CMA Board—CMA considering implications of a ruling that...

Education Foundation Update: March 2022

The Colorado Mining Association Education Foundation is happy to announce that our new two-day in-person workshop for K-12 teachers is scheduled for June 6–7,...

Around the Legislature in 80 Days!

That’s right! We have hit the two-thirds mile marker in the 120-day session which will end May 11 at midnight. What is behind us...

A Message From the President: March 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic appears to have impacted the judgement of some legislators in Colorado in ways we hadn’t anticipated. Republicans and Democrats both appear...

Moving Steadily Forward

We are nearing the halfway point in the 120-day legislative session. Sen. President Leroy Garcia has resigned to take a job with the Department...

Coal, Hardrock, and Uranium Committee Meeting Summary: February 2022

February 15, 2022 DRMS Report: Ginny Brannon reported that Colorado received $10 million per year for 15 years from the federal infrastructure bill to address...

Water Quality Committee Meeting Summary: February 2022

February 15, 2022 Congratulations to Kathy Welt of Mountain Coal Company on her retirement! Federal Issues WOTUS – Lucy Harrington and Bob Gessemer of GEI Consultants...