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Environmental regulation and public scrutiny present unique challenges to the mining industry.

SWCA’s expertise in environmental regulatory compliance and natural and cultural resource management has been a powerful tool in helping mining companies secure approval for their coal, hard rock, sand, and gravel mining efforts as well as reclamation and restoration operations. We understand the challenges of domestic and international market cycles, water resource supply and protection, and the public’s perception of the mining industry.

We offer one-stop shopping for environmental services, strong relationships with regulatory agencies, and in-depth knowledge of environmental laws and regulations. Having provided permitting support for some of the nation’s largest mining operations, we can help both project owners and the public understand the effects of mining operations on environmental resources.

Association Involvement

• American Exploration and Mining Association (AEMA)

• Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF)

• Montana Mining Association

• Wyoming Mining Association

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Meet the Experts

Andrew Harley
National Lead

Andrew Harley

Andrew has more than 30 years of experience in geology, geochemistry, and soil science related to mining and resource projects.


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Ken Houser, West Mining Lead
West Region

Ken Houser

Ken brings more than 30 years of environmental consulting experience to mining projects. He has served as a project manager or senior technical adviser on hundreds of natural resource management and NEPA projects. 

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