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MMSA is a sponsor of The Sierra Fund’s fifth biennial conference, Reclaiming the Sierra 2019: Headwater Mercury Source Reduction.
Reclaiming the Sierra is a platform to catalyze action around The Sierra Fund’s Headwater Mercury Source Reduction Strategy – a vision of adaptive recovery for the environment and communities that are still blighted from 19th century Gold Rush.
Minerals For A Green Society Conference
February 4, 2010
Summaries of talks and slides
ADVANCING ABANDONED MINE LAND CLEANUP … WITH OR WITHOUT GOOD SAMARITAN LEGISLATION
The summit was held at the Circus Circus Reno hotel
in Reno, Nevada on April 9, 2019
In Partnership with The University of Nevada Reno, Trout Unlimited, and Colorado School of Mines
Conference Program with Speaker List
- Mark Compton, Executive Director, American Exploration & Mining Association
- Debra Struhsacker, Environmental Permitting & Government Relations Consultant, Senator Gardner (R-CO) Abandoned Mine Land Cleanup Overview, Good Samaritan Legislative Objectives, and Suggestions for the Gardner-Tipton Bill
- Shahid Mahmud, Team Leader, EPA National Mining Team US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) EPA’s Perspectives on AML Progress
- Gary Lawkowski, Deputy Assistant Sec., BLM headquarters, Assistant Secretary Land and Minerals Management (ASLM) Federal Land Management Perspectives on AML Progress
MORNING PANEL DISCUSSION
- Jim Gusek, Senior Project Manager, Linkan Engineering. A Pathway to Walk-Away? 30 Year Old Technology to Suppress Acid Rock Drainage Revisited.
- Allen Biaggi, Consultant, Nevada Mining Association. Industry Perspectives on Abandoned Mine Lands.
- Carrie Monohan PhD, Science Director, Sierra Fund. Headwater Mercury Source Reduction Strategy
- Rob Ghiglieri, Staff, NV Division of Minerals, Nevada Division of Minerals AML Program: Advancing Abandoned Mine Cleanup
- Paul Jones Presenting for Jeff Graves, Program Director, Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety. Colorado's AML Cleanups: What works, what doesn't and challenges to come.
- Jeryl Gardner, Supervisor Professional Engineer, - Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) Branch Nevada Department of Environmental Protection. Nevada Division of Environmental Protection Perspectives on AML Cleanup.
- Ron Breitmeyer, Assistant Professor, University of Nevada Reno. Existing Partnerships in AML Environmental Research.
AFTERNOON PANEL DISCUSSION
- Carolyn McIntosh, Partner Squire Patton Boggs. Legal Hurdles and Liability Release Mechanisms
- Carrie Monohan PhD, Science Director, Sierra Fund. Due Diligence Process for Public Acquisition of Mining-Impacted Landscapes
- Jason Willis, Colorado AML Program Director, Trout Unlimited. Trout Unlimited's Role in Mine Reclamation Work
- Ronald Cohen, Prof Emeritus, Colorado School of Mines. An Equation that Enhances the Chances of Success of Mine Wate Mitigation by Stakeholders - Driven Projects
- Opal Adams, Speaking for TM Past Owner Jim Collord Thunder Mountain. Thunder Mountain Mining District, Valley County, Idaho: A Success Story of a Mine That Was Not Mined
- Doug Young, Affiliate, Keystone Policy Center. An Overview of Stakeholder Perspectives on AML Cleanup and Good Samaritan Legislation.
Instructions for participants
Other Links related to AML cleanup.
PERC: Cleaning Up Mining Waste
Why Punish People Who Try to Clean Up Pollution?
Gardner-Tipton Good Sam Bill Solution for $50B problem
S. 3727 — 115th Congress: Good Samaritan Remediation of Orphan Hardrock Mines Act of 2018. (Note: the bill was proposed but not enacted so has been cleared from the books.)