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Will Congress Update Hardrock Mining Laws This Time Around?

In Dust Control, Mine & Quarry, Regulations by Lynn CielecLeave a Comment

A proposed reform to a 142 year-old hardrock mining bill, sponsored by Peter DeFazio (D-OR), updates the archaic regulations on hard rock mining on public lands. Lynn CielecLynn Cielec is the Industrial Business Unit Manager at Midwest Industrial Supply. She is an experienced executive sales director with a proven track record of results and sales growth. Effectively utilizes consultative selling …

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Coal Transportation: Recent Rise in US Commodity Mining Impacts Railroad Traffic, the Environment, and the Economy

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While coal trains are ultimately better for the environment than transit alternatives, the introduction of additional coal dust into the landscape raises concerns. Recent studies have inspired the development of environmentally-friendly products to treat the coal and equipment and reduce the negative impact of dust, helping the booming mining industry comply with emerging, stricter regulations Jim SilvaJim is Midwest’s Business …

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Whose Responsibility Is It to Maintain a Right-of-Way?

In Dust Control, Soil-Sement®, Surface Management by Lynn CielecLeave a Comment

Maintaining a right-of-way for public access or utility companies is the duty of the land owner. Users of the property must also exercise due care restoring the land to its original state if damaged. Responsible parties should understand the elements of maintenance required, and the precautions they can take to avoid the harmful effects of soil erosion on their access-land. …