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Dog Bites Man, Pebble Mine Edition | Law and the Environment

As Bloomberg (subscription required) reported this week, executives of Pebble Partnership, which is developing the Pebble Mine project in Bristol Bay, Alaska, were caught on tape bragging about their political influence.  The...more

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Saudi Arabia's New Mining Law

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In recent years, Saudi Arabia has witnessed substantial growth in the production of primary, midstream, and downstream mineral and metals products catering to both local and export markets. Currently, as a part of the...more

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EU unveils action plan to secure access to critical raw materials

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On 3 September 2020, the European Commission presented its Action Plan on Critical Raw Materials to secure the European Union's access to critical raw materials and reduce its dependency on third countries. The proposed...more

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Financial Daily Dose 9.11.2020 | Top Story: Citigroup Names Fraser First Female CEO

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Citigroup has chosen it President, Jane Fraser, to replace CEO Michael Corbat when he retires in February 2021. Fraser will become “the first woman to lead a major financial institution in the United States.” She’s been with...more

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EPA Announces New Office of Mountains, Deserts, and Plains

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Declaring that the days of a one-size-fits-all approach to environmental remediation are over, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on September 2, 2020, the creation of a new office Mountains, Deserts, and...more

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IRS Provides Additional Clarity on Key SECURE Act Provisions

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On December 20th, before the outbreak of COVID-19 and the resulting pandemic, President Trump signed into law the Setting Every Community Up For Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (the “SECURE Act”) and the Bipartisan...more

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Mining Companies: Don’t Let Your QP Refuse to Provide Required SEC Consents

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We are seeing a significant increase in cases where a qualified person (QP) or related engineering firm has prepared a technical report or other required disclosure for a mining company, but then resisted, or outright...more

Perkins Coie

Blockchain Week in Review - August 2020 #3

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US Developments - Federal Reserve Publishes Observations From “FooWire” Project - The Federal Reserve published the results from its experimental project, “FooWire.” The project was an effort to build a simple payment...more

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Tokyo Dispute Resolution & Crisis Management Newsletter – August 2020 - Mining Arbitration in the Asia-Pacific

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The Asia-Pacific region integrates the mining industry within the life cycle of the global economy more fluidly than perhaps anywhere else in the world. Metals and minerals extracted from the region are transported to the...more

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MADS extends deadline for EIA and request for temporary environmental license for mining formalization

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Mediante Resolución 0669 del 19 de agosto de 2020 el Ministerio de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible (MADS) en Colombia modificó la Resolución 0448 de 2020 y prorrogó el plazo para la presentación del Estudio de Impacto...more

Fisher Phillips

Mining MSHA – Understanding Agent Liability

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Welcome to “Mining MSHA,” a regular series of posts focusing on mine safety fundamentals – but designed for both new and experienced mine safety professionals. This series will help safety professionals develop their MSHA...more

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Second Circuit Summarily Affirms District Court's Dismissal Of Certain Securities Fraud Claims Against Mining Company, But Vacates...

On August 6, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed in a summary order the judgment of the district court that granted defendants’ motion to dismiss certain claims in a putative securities...more

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MinMinas de Colombia publica Proyecto de Resolución criterios para proyectos E&P costa afuera

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El pasado 23 de julio, el Ministerio de Minas y Energía (MinMinas o MME) publicó el Proyecto de Resolución por la cual se establecen los criterios técnicos para proyectos de exploración y explotación de hidrocarburos costa...more

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House Members Promoting Legislation To Compel MSHA To Issue Emergency Temporary Standard For Pandemic Safety

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The Mine Safety and Health Administration (“MSHA”) has declined to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) to address pandemic safety for miners. MSHA determined that issuance of an ETS was unnecessary for COVID-19...more

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Mining MSHA – What Is Unwarrantable Failure?

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Welcome to “Mining MSHA,” a regular series of posts focusing on mine safety fundamentals – but designed for both new and experienced mine safety professionals. This series will help safety professionals develop their MSHA...more

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Long Island Sand Mining Further Undermined By State Legislature Bill

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Last week, New York’s State Legislature passed a bill (A10001) seeking to amend NYS Environmental Conservation Law (“ECL”) §23-2703 in order to protect Long Island’s sole source aquifer.  ...more

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Indictment for Improper Radioactive Waste Disposal Highlights More Compliance Concerns for Fracking Companies and Uranium Miners

A federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Kentucky issued an indictment against an individual for transportation of radioactive material generated from fracking activities without compliance with US Department of...more

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ANM de Colombia modifica el trámite para la declaración y delimitación de las Áreas de Reserva Especial

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Por considerarlo de su interés, Holland & Knight Colombia S.A.S. le informa que la Agencia Nacional de Minería (ANM), por medio de la Resolución 266 de julio de 2020, estableció el trámite administrativo para la presentación...more

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Morgan Lewis Spark | Q2 2020 (RUSSIAN)

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OVERVIEW OF CHANGES LEGISLATION - SECOND QUARTER 2020 - Below we provide a brief overview of some key changes and additions to the Russian legislation introduced in the second quarter 2020 that may be of interest for...more

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Morgan Lewis Spark | Q2 2020

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From our team to yours- As both Russia and countries around the world are beginning the process of reopening, we hope that you and your family are safe and healthy as you receive this update. Please know that, through all...more

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Minminas expide lineamientos técnicos proyectos piloto en yacimientos no convencionales

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El pasado 7 de julio el Ministerio de Minas y Energía (MME) expidió la Resolución 40185 de 2020 "por la cual se establecen lineamientos técnicos para el desarrollo de Proyectos Pilotos de Investigación Integral (PPII) en...more

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State Assumption Under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act: Environmental Council of the States Proposed Amendments

The Environmental Council of the States (“ECOS”) transmitted a June 26th letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and Water...more

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Mining & metals in the COVID-19 world: Underlying resilience masks ESG concerns

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The global mining & metals industry began the new decade on a positive note. But as the global economy is struck by the unprecedented force of the coronavirus pandemic, how is the sector positioned for life...more

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Court Holds Local NIMBY Ordinance Preempted by State Law

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The “not in my back yard” (NIMBY) doctrine taking hold across the United States was recently dealt a setback in South Carolina. The United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, Florence Division, recently...more

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Mining MSHA - What is Negligence?

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Welcome to “Mining MSHA,” a regular series of posts focusing on mine safety fundamentals – but designed for both new and experienced mine safety professionals. This series will help safety professionals develop their MSHA...more

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