How To Stop A Mine In 3 Easy Steps, at NWMA, Reno, Nov. 30 at 8:00 AM

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Chris Hopkins, senior vice president for aggregates and mining for The Saint Consulting Group, will participate in a presentation on overcoming opposition to mining at the North West Mining Association in Reno, NV.
The presentation at NWMA’s 2011 Annual Meeting, on Wednesday November 30th at 8:00 am PST, will be  “How to Stop a Mine in Three Easy Steps”, and will look at community opposition to an application from an opponent’s point of view.

We will discuss in part what opponents look for and exploit when they oppose a mining project through the public permitting process and legal appeals. We will then take what we learn and discuss how to use it to your advantage to overcome that opposition and win your approvals.

Saint Consulting is the leading firm in the United States that specializes exclusively on the politics of land use permitting. Saint Consulting has worked on over 1,600 land use campaigns since 1983 We have worked on over 120 campaigns in the mining industry alone since 2003 in 23 states from coast to coast, Canada and the U.K,  for materials ranging from limestone aggregate, gold, uranium, coal and potash to name a few.

You can see the full session details below. We hope you can join us, and we look forward to seeing you in Reno!
Christopher Hopkins
Senior Vice President Aggregate and Mining

The Saint Consulting Group
6640 Carothers Parkway, Suite 150
Franklin, TN 37067
Office: 615.261.5002 Ext: 7202 Mobile: 781-844-1938 Fax: 615.261.5006

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Session Details:


Area of Interest: Legislative & Public Affairs

Chair: Eric Williams, Principal, Gallatin Public Affairs, Spokane, WA

Session Description: Natural resource companies tend to take one of two approaches when dealing with opponents to their project. Some completely stonewall opponents and refuse to communicate or work with them. Others blindly race with open arms to embrace opponents, trampling over their friends and supporters in the process. In this session, experienced professionals will examine why and how organizations fight mining, timber and energy projects. The panel will also discuss whether, when and how to engage those who want to stop you.

Panelists include:

  • Christopher Hopkins, Senior VP Aggregate and Mining, The Saint Consulting Group, Franklin, TN
  • Robert Maynard, Attorney at Law, Perkins Coie, LLP, Boise, ID
  • Mike Poulson, Deputy District Director, US House of Representatives, Walla Walla, WA
  • Mckinsey Miller, Principal, Gallatin Public Affairs, Boise, ID
  • Eric Williams, Principal, Gallatin Public Affairs, Spokane, WA

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