Developing Resources Responsibly

Natural resources are at the heart of mining, therefore good environmental stewardship is an industry imperative and a core requirement. Mining and its employees are at the center of our communities, underscoring our commitment to being good neighbors wherever we operate.

Twenty first century mining projects begin with extensive environmental and engineering studies, public involvement in major decision-making, and compliance with scores of state and federal laws and regulations governing every facet of the environment, from wildlife habitat protection to water quality monitoring.

Projects end with land reclamation that often includes making reclaimed mining sites useful to the community for developed recreation, wildlife enhancement and other local community needs.

Today’s mining is committed to continuing the extraordinary environmental progress that we have made in recent decades, with technological advancements that minimize mining’s impact on the environment.

U.S. mining is dedicated to upholding U.S. environmental standards while providing the critical resources that fuel the economy, foster innovation, build infrastructure, promote job creation and secure the nation’s energy future.

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Arch Resources Achieves Level A TSM Verification

In January, Arch Resources announced that its Leer Mine achieved Level A verification for all protocols comprising the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative. This is a major achievement as Leer is the first US mine of any type to achieve and verify this performance level. The TSM standard is a... Read More

Developing Resources Responsibly

Leading the Way to a Sustainable Future

Sustainability is a crucial pillar of mining, from the producers to the equipment manufacturers. That’s why companies like Draslovka are investing in green technologies. Currently the world’s largest supplier of sodium cyanide to the gold mining industry, Draslovka is also investing in its patented Glycine... Read More

Zero-Emissions Fuel for the Future

The First Movers Coalition is a global coalition of companies committed to creating early markets for clean technologies. Commitments for the first four sectors (aviation, shipping, steel and trucking) were launched in late 2021. Companies agree to use their purchasing power to support clean technologies... Read More

Wildlife Habitat Council Awards

The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) recently recognized Freeport-McMoRan at its annual Conservation Conference with top awards for five projects that protect a range of animals, including everything from bats to bighorn sheep. The winning Freeport projects were all in Arizona, with Sierrita and Morenci... Read More

Reclamationist of the Year

Reclamation, the process of returning mined land to the same or an improved state than it was prior to mining, is an important part of the mining process, which is why the American Society of Reclamations Sciences (ASRS) recognizes outstanding accomplishments in the field of reclamation. In 2022, Usibelli... Read More

Emissions Reduction in Mines

Newmont ended 2021 with an ambitious pledge: a 32 percent reduction in its Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by 2030, and 30 percent reduction in Scope 3 emissions by 2030. The company has closed the industry’s first sustainability-linked bond in relation to the commitment, raising proceeds of $992 million.... Read More