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Mining  & Metallurgical Society  of America   

See the Issues Page for more information on a variety of topics.

Cyanide Myths & Facts

Mining Law In The
U.S. Senate

The Mining Industry in Action 

The following organizations diligently work toward supporting the mining industry and reasonable regulation.   They are very active in tracking national and local legislation. Some organizations will send you regular emails and newsletters with information about what they are doing to support the mining industry. Go to the links below to sign up:

American Exploration and Mining Association
Formerly Northwest Mining Association


AEMA engages on the issues and policies affecting the mining industry on a daily basis.  From actively engaging members of Congress and their staffs,  tracking and issuing comments on federal rule making, to monitoring litigation; AEMA works hard to insure mining has its voice heard at all levels of government.


National Mining Association

The National Mining Association represents U.S. mining before Congress, the administration, federal agencies, the judiciary and the media. Focusing on policymaking, regulatory and permitting matters, as well as litigation, NMA's strategic positions amplify the voice of the American mining community—and its current and future business needs.

Visit The National Mining Association's take action Web site: www.actformining.com  and send an email to your elected officials and express your opinion.

Colorado Mining Association

CMA works strongly on Colorado mining issues and is also a major supporter of the work done by the National Mining Association.

On the main page, you will find a list of current commentary and ads and other outreach media. The Policy and Legislation links provide information about the Colorado State Legislature, National Legislature, Mining Issues, and Mining Law.

America's Power Army*

The focus of this organization is clean coal. They follow issues related to coal and provide information about the energy mix in all states, facts about coal, Ask the Experts (you can submit questions), and up-to-date news related to coal and energy.

*(Formerly ABEC - Americans for Balanced Energy Choices)

Women's Mining Coalition

The Women's Mining Coalition sponsors a DC Fly-in once a year to talk to members of congress in a positive way about the mining industry and the contributions it makes to the economic health of the U.S.

American Resources Policy Network

Ensuring policies to expand the domestic supply of critical American minerals for industry and national defense

Institute for Energy Research

Current articles about all types of energy resources and extensive information about each type of energy.

PERC - Property and Environment Research Center

This institute is dedicated to improving environmental quality through markets and property rights.  A strong focus is reasonable public land management. They offer regular publications and email notices.

Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration

SME is a professional society (nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation) whose more than 15,000 members represent all professions serving the minerals industry in more than 100 countries. The Society provides, fact-based, non-partisan technical information to lawmakers, regulators and educators worldwide.


Dedicated to:

promoting and improving understanding and appreciation
of the role of the U.S. Mining Industry
mining, minerals and their uses, related environmental issues and government policies.

The Mining and Metallurgical Society of America  
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