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Mining’s Continued Evolution in 2017 – Factors for Change


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2017 has been an important year for the U.S. mining industry. Companies are starting to see negative trends stabilize and positive trends grow. Check out our new video to hear industry executive discuss what they see as important factors for the positive change they have witnessed over the last year.
 

Video courtesy of the National Mining Association

Click the image above to watch this video on YouTube.

 

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Safety

North American Coal: Leading the Industry in Mine Safety Excellence
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Cloud Peak Energy: Responsibly Reclaiming Land for a Diverse Post-Mining Landscape 
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