Published On: 11/24/2015

Environmental Considerations in Energy Production Conference

Cutting edge topics will be discussed in Pittsburgh, PA

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) is sponsoring the second annualEnvironmental Considerations in Energy Production Conference, September 20-23, 2015 at the Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA. The meeting brings together industry experts from around the world to exchange ideas on energy production, including mining, oil and gas production, electrical power generation and the impacts on the environment and society.

“The mining and minerals industry provides the resources that drive economies and raise the standard of living for people worldwide,” said SME Executive Director David L. Kanagy. “This conference will showcase the latest innovations, collaborations and developments in energy production with a focus on protecting the environment.”

Presentations and technical sessions include:

  • Waste Management and Treatment

  • Shale Gas and the Environment

  • Environmental Management of Energy Operations

  • Community Health and Well-Being

  • Society and Energy

  • Stream Impacts and Restoration

Plus two dynamic short courses:

  • The Most Precious Resource: Human Potential

  • Design of Effective Stormwater and Sediment Control Systems: EarthWorks Capabilities

The goals of this conference are to discuss existing and emerging problems, appropriate and innovative solutions, best practices and techniques, and to develop collaborations and open dialog on the impacts of energy production on the environment. Advance registration ends August 21, 2015. For more information visit

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) is a professional society (nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation) whose more than 15,000 membership represents all professionals serving the minerals industry in more than 100 countries. SME members include engineers, geologists, metallurgists, educators, students and researchers. SME advances the worldwide mining and underground construction community through information exchange and professional development. SME's staff is located in Englewood, Colorado.

For more information contact John Hayden, Deputy Executive Director - Public Affairs and Government Relations, at (303) 948-4250 or