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Lewis Roca
If the U.S. is to achieve its carbon and renewable energy targets, policymakers must harmonize the mesh point between U.S. renewables and the statutory directive to develop domestic minerals...
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Although it is too early into the Biden administration to prove statistically, there is, nonetheless, anecdotal evidence of an uptick in Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) special investigations under section 110(c) of the Mine Act.
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
On September 9, 2021, the House Environmental and Natural Resources ("ENR") Committee finished its mark-up of the $3.5 trillion reconciliation budget measure.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On September 8, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced its proposed powered haulage rule for surface mines and surface areas of underground mines.
Husch Blackwell LLP
On September 9, 2021, MSHA expects to publish a Proposed Rule requiring mine operators to develop and implement written safety programs for their powered haulage equipment used at surface mines and surface areas...
Parsons Behle & Latimer
With increasing emphasis on renewable energy, the mining industry is looking towards developing lithium reserves in the United States.
Mayer Brown
This year, various bipartisan legislative efforts have been advanced to incentivize the mining of rare earth metals. Rare earths are a group of 17 elements (such as Neodymium, Thulium, Yttrium, Lanthanum and Terbium), many of which are germane to producing electronic components and other industrial uses.
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
Last week, the California Supreme Court handed down an important decision on prevailing wage law favorable to industry.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
It has been more than five months since President Biden took office, and while there is still a lot to learn about the prospective enforcement focus of the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)..
Husch Blackwell LLP
Partner Brian Hendrix has published an article for Rock Products explaining MSHA's focus on Power Haulage Safety
Husch Blackwell LLP
Once an initial project boundary or site plan layout is determined, research should be conducted to verify whether there are active oil and gas or mining operations within the site.
Husch Blackwell LLP
Senior Counsel Coty Hopinks-Baul has published an article in Coal Age titled "CWA's Permit Shield Spans SMRCA".
Jones Day
The front-runner in Peru's Presidential run-off election, Pedro Castillo, has vowed to extract substantially more in payments from mining companies, renegotiate tax stabilization agreements, or potentially even nationalize the mining industry.
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
It's Inauguration Day in the US, and it's likely to be a new day for the US conflict minerals rule. Where have we been and where are we going?
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
In its first two months, the Biden Administration has given significant attention to climate-related and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) disclosure issues.
Taft Stettinius & Hollister
In Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards v. Red River Coal Co., ___ F.3d ___, No. 19-2194, 2021 WL 1182464 (4th Cir. 2021), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit held that Red River Coal...
Morrison & Foerster LLP
This week, we take a look at a decision addressing the proper reading of "because" in federal discrimination statutes, and another addressing a California law precluding insurers from covering defense costs in litigation ...
Cooley LLP
In BlackRock Investment Stewardship's recent commentary, BIS observed that ESG-related metrics have increasingly been incorporated as performance measures in companies' incentive plans.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
In a 2–1 decision on January 21, 2021, the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (FMSHRC) shed additional light on what is and is not a flagrant violation of the Mine Act.
Jones Day
On 15 February 2021, the English High Court handed down a key judgment in Republic of Sierra Leone v. SL Mining Ltd...
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