As I was driving to work the other day I saw this billboard on the side of the highway. On my way home I saw another. Over the next few days I saw several of these billboards in the Reno area, sponsored by the Nevada Mining Association. This is great!
For as long as I can remember, the mining industry has been content to play the bad guy. In movies and television shows and books the villain is frequently a mine or mine owner. I realize that mining's history isn't the cleanest but we need to look at the present state of the industry. I also think that when mining is performed in a country with responsible mining regulations (like Nevada, USA) that it is a safe industry both for the employees and the environment.
I am very happy that someone is willing to promote mining as a good and viable part of our economy. Good work Nevada Mining Association.