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Women in Mining: Cecilia R. Green

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Cecilia R. Green
Senior Project Manager, Blanton & Associates, Inc.

Cecilia Green has played significant role in the permitting and regulatory compliance of many surface coal mines across Texas and has dedicated her considerable expertise to the TMRA organization and to the benefit of mine operators and their environmental programs. Cecilia has about 40 years of consulting experience, principally in the various environmental sciences. With a degree in Botany from the University of Texas in Austin and a technical background in the ecological sciences, her project work has involved natural resources studies, environmental baseline investigations, impact analyses, regulatory permitting and compliance, and mitigation programs. She has been directly involved in a wide array of federal, state and local regulatory programs including the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Water Act, the Rivers and Harbors Act, the Clean Air Act, the Fish and Wildlife Coordina­tion Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, and the National Historic Preservation Act. She has managed, directed, and/or served as senior advisor or quality assurance and quality control manager on a variety of projects, including surface mining, electric transmission, power generation, wind power, transportation, water resources, flood control, water and wastewater infrastructure, ports and terminals, and land development.

Cecilia is currently The Senior Project Manager with Blanton & Associates, Inc, where her roles include quality assurance and quality control reviewer, and senior advisor on a number of complex environmental projects. In the management and coordination of environmental assessment projects and project teams, Cecilia has developed comprehensive environmental permitting experience while building an unsurpassed reputation with federal and state agencies due to her technical expertise, excellent quality and credibility of her work products, her strong personal integrity and her belief in building lasting relationships. She treats those relationships with clients as a partnership and with a commitment to bring to the Texas mining industry the crucial information necessary to conduct mining operations in an environmentally sound way while protecting important fauna and flora as well as the valuable cultural resources that occur throughout the lignite belt. Although never a direct employee of a Texas mine, Cecilia has logged extensive time on premine, active and postmine sites over the last 30-plus years and has been a critical part in the permitting of over 150,000 acres for surface coal mining in Texas. In addition, she has played a key role in the business of TMRA, having served on the Board of Directors from 2007 to 2013 and as Environmental Committee Vice-Chair and Chair in 2018-2019 respectively.

Thank you, Cecilia, for your contribution to making surface coal mining and reclamation in Texas second to none.

Nominated by:
Sid Stroud,
Director, Environmental Mining -- Luminant


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