Press Release – The Wyoming Mining Association (WMA) will hold its 62nd Annual Convention on June 14-16 at the Holiday Inn in Sheridan, Wyoming.
The theme of this year’s convention is “A Focus on the Future.” Former US Representative Cynthia Lummis will open the Convention on Thursday, June 15. Additionally, the convention will hear from Western States Legal Foundation Chairman William Perry Pendley at the annual WMA President’s Luncheon. Other scheduled speakers include Mrs. Mary Jo Rugwell (Wyoming State Director, US Bureau of Land Management), Mr. Colin Marshall (President and CEO, Cloud Peak Energy), Wyoming State Senate President Eli Bebout and Senate Majority Floor Leader Drew Perkins, Mr. Robin Eves (President and CEO, Clean Coal Technologies), and Mr. Randall Atkins (Chairman and CEO, Ramaco, LLC).
Friday, June 16 will highlight the mining industry’s ongoing commitment to a safe workplace with the theme of “Building the Culture of Safety.” Wyoming Governor Matt Mead will address the Safety and Reclamation Awards lunch, and Wyoming State Inspector of Mines Terry Adcock
will honor those operations with exemplary safety records. Mr. Kyle Wendtland, DEQ Land Quality Administrator will also award reclamation awards in both the coal and non-coal categories.
A full convention agenda is included below.
The Wyoming Mining Association (WMA) is a statewide trade organization that represents and advocates for 26 mining company members producing bentonite, coal, trona and uranium. WMA also represents 120 associate member companies, one railroad, one electricity co-op, and 200 individual members.
NOTE: WMA will waive registration fees for members of the media wishing to attend.
Wyoming Mining Association 62nd Annual Convention
“A Focus on the Future”
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Sheridan Holiday Inn
8:15AM “A Focus on the Future”
The Honorable Cynthia M. Lummis
Former United States Representative
8:45AM “Mining on BLM Administered Lands in Wyoming”
Mrs. Mary Jo Rugwell
Wyoming State Director, US Bureau of Land Management
9:15AM “Creating Regulatory Predictability for Utilities, the Key to the Future for the PRB”
Mr. Colin Marshall
President and CEO, Cloud Peak Energy
10:15AM “Wyoming Legislative Update”
The Honorable Eli Bebout and Drew Perkins
President and Majority Floor Leader, Wyoming State Senate
10:45AM “The Importance of Technology in The Future of Coal”
Mr. Robin Eves
President and CEO, Clean Coal Technologies, Inc.
11:00AM “From Coal to Cars”
Mr. Randall Atkins
Chairman and CEO, Ramaco, LLC
12:00PM WMA President’s Luncheon
Recognition of Past WMA Presidents
Mr. William Perry Pendley
Chairman, Mountain States Legal Foundation
6:00PM No Host Cocktail Hour (Sheridan Holiday Inn)
7:00PM WMA Annual Dinner (Sheridan Holiday Inn)
Presentations of Awards and Silent Auction
“Building the Culture of Safety”
Friday, June 16, 2017
Sheridan Holiday Inn
9:00AM “The Coming Reset: Making MSHA Relevant Again”
Mr. Bruce Watzman
Senior Vice President for Regulatory Affairs, National Mining Association
9:30AM “Mitigating Combustible Dust Explosions”
Mr. Andrew Sandstrom
Safety and Compliance Representative, Nelson Brothers
10:30 AM “Why Only Business Can Cure Healthcare”
Ms. Anne Ladd
Chief Executive Officer, Wyoming Business Coalition on Health
11:00AM “Mitigating Drug and Alcohol Abuse in the Workplace”
Mr. Mike Reed
Wyoming State Fire Marshall
12:00PM Safety and Reclamation Awards Luncheon
The Honorable Matt Mead
Governor of Wyoming
Presentation of Awards
The 63rd Annual WMA Convention will be held next year in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.