Sen. Murkowski Congratulates Alaska Miners Association, Compass Mining
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today congratulated the Alaska Miners Association's Small Scale Mining Committee and Compass Mining, Inc. for winning Bureau of Land Management awards in the Department of Interior's Annual Reclamation and Sustainable Mineral Development Awards program.
"Congratulations to the Alaska Miners Association and Compass Mining for being recognized for their outstanding work and commitment to sustainable mining practices," Murkowski said. "I'm very pleased that two Alaskan groups received recognition in the Department of Interior's annual awards."
The awards are given for outstanding environment performance, mine reclamation achievements and community outreach programs. The Alaska Miners Association's Small Scale Mining Committee won the BLM Hardrock Mineral Community Outreach and Economic Security Award. Compass Mining, Inc. won the Hardrock Mineral Small Operator Award.