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A Message From the President: January 2023

Happy New Year! We hope that you had a wonderful Christmas season, and your year is off to a good start. For CMA, the year starts off quickly as we host our Legislative Reception Thursday,...

Legislative Update: And they’re baaa…ck!

Legislators will not see much of their offices until January 5 when those newly elected report at 8:00 am for the last scheduled phase of Orientation. But things start moving after that. The Joint...

A Message From the President: December 2022

Colorado voters this mid-term election made clear that Colorado is now a “blue” state with Republicans losing all statewide elective races, and almost saw Congresswoman Lauren Boebert, who represents Colorado’s western slope and Pueblo,...

Legislative Update: November is in the rear-view mirror

The elections are over (in Colorado at least). A recount is underway in the third Congressional District which appears to favor Congresswoman Lauren Boebert in a squeaker election. At the state level, there will...

Education Foundation Update: December 2022

The CMA Education Foundation has had a very productive year. We restarted the in-person teacher workshop and tours this summer and have plans for an additional workshop in Leadville next summer. We will share...

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

November 15, 2022 DRMS Update – Ginny Brannon introduced Jason Musick as the new Program Manager of the Coal program, and Michael Cunningham who filled in for Russ Means. OSM reduced funding to Colorado’s...

Water Quality Committee Meeting Summary: December 2022

November 15, 2022 Federal Issues Update on EPA proposal to list PFAS as a CERCLA substance WOTUS – Awaiting Supreme Court decision Some entities in Colorado Springs developing a general permit Comments on EPA...

A Message From the President: November 2022

Staff Changes Stephanie Shark, CMA’s Director of Marketing will be departing CMA this month to become Executive Director of the Reprographic Services Association. On behalf of the CMA Board, I want to thank Stephanie for...

Legislative Update: Same ol’, same ol’

For those hoping the November 8 General Election would bring some change to the Colorado legislature, Tuesday evening brought stinging disappointment. Statewide races were won by the Democrat incumbents with winners announced shortly after...

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

October 18, 2022 DRMS Update Russ Means - Acknowledgement of High Mountain Clean Water Act Citizen Suit, CDPHE took a backseat to allow lawsuit to move forward. Ruling related to Maui - November 1 meeting with...