June 2024
Volume 75    Issue 6

Women’s Mining Coalition advocates for mining issues at 2024 Fly-In

Mining Engineering , 2024, Vol. 75, No. 6, pp. 32-32
Wright, Lyndsey


The Women’s Mining Coalition (WMC) was founded in 1993 by three female geologists, Debbie Struhsacker, Kathy Benedetto and Ruth Carraher, with the mission of advocating for the modern domestic mining industry, which is essential to our nation.
The organization now has more than 250 members nationwide who work in all sectors of the mining industry including hard rock and industrial minerals, coal, energy generation, manufacturing, transportation and services. The focus is to organize grassroots outreach efforts in home states and Washington, DC, bringing constituents together from across the country to communicate the importance of a strong mining industry. We convene annual “Fly-Ins” to give our members an opportunity to meet with members of Congress and their staffs, as well as with federal land management and regulatory agencies to discuss issues of importance to both the hard-rock and coal mining sectors.  

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