TX Mining Monthly
October 2020
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On a regular basis, we Americans are given the opportunity to exercise an awesome responsibility – the responsibility to voice our opinions through the process of voting. This unique responsibility allows us a voice in matters on a national, state and local level and races that affect our neighborhood. Voters determine who will lead our country and how local policies are determined.
  
2020 has been a "challenging" year in many ways for our Industries and, for sure, our Families. As challenging as it has been it is, in my opinion, more important than ever to get involved and to let your voice be heard. It does make a difference. VOTING is both a Right and a Privilege! Now, more than ever and regardless of your political views and position, voting is also your DUTY. It is something that you should cherish and use.
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On September 22nd Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick was elected to Chair the Railroad Commission of Texas for a third time. Chair Craddick has been a strong supporter of the energy industry and leader in Texas economic development initiatives since first being elected to statewide office in 2012. She is currently joined on the RRC by Commissioner Wayne Christian. The third commissioner’s seat will be determined in the November election.
 
Get all the information you need to vote. Find your polling location. See your state's deadlines, dates and rules. Learn how to safely vote with COVID-19. Make a plan for your vote ahead of the big day. Click below to visit VOTE.ORG and learn more.

"Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting."
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
32nd President of the United States
 
ROMCO Equipment Company
Waukesha-Pearce Industries, LLC
Industry News
  
If the 2016 election taught us nothing, 2020 has certainly given credence to the saying that those who have knowledge don’t predict, and those who predict don’t have knowledge. With so much in flux that will either directly or indirectly impact voter sentiment – the state of the economy and unemployment, trajectory of the coronavirus and status of a vaccine, direction of law enforcement reform – any attempt to forecast would be meaningless, other than to say the classic election year issues such as energy, immigration and health care have taken a back seat to 2020’s new world issues. But some broad-brush observations can be made around what’s at stake for all of us in the mining industry.
  
The 2020 U.S. elections cycle culminates in November with election of the president, vice president and 470 Congressional seats, including 35 Senate and 435 House seats. This year’s election is being influenced by a unique set of factors and political dynamics. They include the COVID-19 pandemic, the resulting severe recession and spike in unemployment, and recent waves of social protest. There are also uncertainties surrounding absentee and mail-in voting and whether there will be enough elections judges for in-person voting.
TMRA News
We are in the process of developing a social media campaign for our Facebook and Twitter social media channels – #TheFutureIsBright – to highlight how you, a TMRA member, are supplying the power and materials that ensure a bright future as we move into 2021.
 
Email Christian Goff at cgoff@pureenergypr.com to learn more or to submit your photo. 
 
HOLT CAT
Komatsu Mining
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You can Sponsor A Teacher anytime during the year. This Sponsor A Teacher program gives all members/companies an opportunity to support TMRA’s successful teacher education program. A contribution of $1,500 will sponsor one teacher for a workshop that covers teaching materials, meals, lodging, etc. This is your chance to promote our industry by sponsoring a teacher! To learn more, click below.
Wyoming Machinery Company
Legislative Update
  
The U.S. Supreme Court has invited the acting Solicitor General Jeff Wall to file a brief expressing the views of the federal government on a case involving Wyoming and its efforts to export coal internationally. On Jan. 24, Montana and Wyoming filed a motion requesting the Supreme Court consider claims that Washington unconstitutionally blocked access to coal shipments. The two states are seeking the construction of the Millennium Bulk Terminal.
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