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

Recognition in Conservation

The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) annually recognizes achievements in corporate conservation across various industry sectors. The 2023 Corporate Conservation Leadership Award was awarded to Freeport-McMoRan. This top award honors one company’s overall achievement in conservation efforts and reflects... Read More

A Climate Leader

Being a leader means pushing ahead through difficult challenges. The “USA Today Climate Leader” list is data-driven and recognizes companies’ efforts to reduce their carbon footprint. This year Caterpillar was named one of America’s Climate Leaders for 2023. “Caterpillar has a long-standing commitment... Read More

Legacy Mine Cleanup

Reclamation is important work, which is why Perpetua Resources has teamed up with Iron Woman for legacy mine cleanup. Iron Woman Construction and Environmental Services is a Native American-owned company that works on civil and environmental projects. Together, they will move over 300,000 tons of legacy... Read More

Funding Reclamation

Reclamation is a cornerstone of the mining process, restoring the lands used by mining and bringing them back to an equal or improved state once mining is complete.  But reclamation requires funding, and organizations like the Appalachian Region Independent Power Producers Association (ARIPPA) help to... Read More