Harnessing the Power of Partnerships

During mid-May, Sam Walsh, CEO, Rio Tinto, spoke at Infrastructure Week in Washington, D.C. The weeklong event discussed solutions, approaches and best practices being developed nationwide to modernize the aging infrastructure in the U.S. Walsh was the keynote speaker at a forum hosted by the International Finance Corp. (IFC), where he discussed the power of innovative partnerships in building infrastructure projects that create growth.

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Going Against the Grain

The mining market is under pressure these days and that can be a good thing. There are companies and executives who are succeeding in this environment and those who are not. In many cases, those who have the ability to extract themselves from the trenches to gain a more clear perspective, find non-traditional solutions. The contrarians who go with their gut instinct reap the greatest rewards.

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Regulatory Overreach Disregards Due Process

Whether one supports Northern Dynasty’s proposed Pebble project in Alaska or not, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent decisions regarding this project can be best described as a travesty. Acting on perception and pre-conceived notions, the agency has taken actions that defy due process. Left unchecked, the precedent could further embolden it to continue its reckless disregard for permits and the permitting review process.

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E&MJ? We Have an App for That

In the early 1900’s one of the great mining writers and a former Engineering & Mining Journal (E&MJ) editor, T.A. Rickard, advocated a 4-ft policy for reference books. At the time, tramp mining engineers could not afford to be saddled with a large reference library and travel by horseback. He listed the books that he thought would serve those men well and still fit on a shelf constructed from a standard plank found at the mines.

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From the Editor

Steve Fiscor, Editor-in-Chief, EMJ, Engineering Mining Journal
Steve Fiscor heads a world class group of writers and editors serving the mining and construction markets. He has served as editor-in-chief for E&MJ since 2003 and Coal Age since 2001. He writes articles on mining and processing, organizes the technical programs for several conferences, and produces many of MMI's ancillary products.

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