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YOU’RE INVITED: MINING AND MINNESOTA’S ROLE IN MEETING PRESIDENT BIDEN’S GOALS – Thursday, May 20 at 12 p.m.

President Biden has laid out an agenda and set goals in his first 100 days in office to prioritize strengthening America’s supply chains, combating climate change and ensuring the future is made in America, by American workers. This underscores a tremendous opportunity for Minnesota. Join us for a presentation on how our state can play a leading role in advancing these efforts—including copper-nickel mining—that will help address the priorities laid out by the Biden administration, all while expanding job growth through responsible industry…. More >

CORESAFETY TV: HOW CORESAFETY CAN WORK FOR MINING OPERATIONS OF ANY SIZE

Welcome to the May edition of CORESafety TV — the online video program from the National Mining Association. While it’s obvious that CORESafety is an effective safety and health management system for many large American mining operations, it’s also proving to be beneficial to at least one smaller “start-up” project – Twin Metals Minnesota. … More >

INSIDESOURCES: The Biden Jobs Plan Must Be Built from the Mine Up

Opinion Editorial by Rich Nolan, president and CEO of National Mining Association: President Joe Biden is right: the state of U.S. infrastructure is a catastrophe and it cries out for bold action. The heart of his jobs plan, aimed at rebuilding and modernizing America’s infrastructure and reshoring its industrial base, is the ambition we should hold ourselves to. But it’s a plan and ambition with the potential to fall far short if we don’t recognize and elevate the importance of American-produced raw materials to make it a reality…. More >

MINING.COM: RANKED: World’s Top 10 Nickel Projects

While nickel is mostly used for stainless steel, the base metal has begun to take centre stage in the production of batteries in electric vehicles, as it is expected that original equipment manufacturers will increasingly use high-nickel cathode battery chemistries. … More >

REALCLEAR ENERGY: Critical Mineral Supply Chains: America’s Pathway to a Circular Economy and Responsible Mining

Opinion Editorial by David Foster, distinguished associate with the Energy Futures Initiative, and retired USW District #11 director; and Mark Ritchie, president of Global Minnesota and former Minnesota Secretary of State, 2007-2015: Last week, the White House announced its new initiative on rebuilding domestic supply chains in six critical areas over the next year and in four specific sectors in the next 100 days. The latter group includes pharmaceuticals, critical minerals, semiconductors, and large storage batteries. Two of these—critical minerals and large-scale batteries—are deeply connected…. More >

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