Gardner is Nominated to Lead OSM

U.S. President Donald Trump nominated Steven Gardner to be the director of the Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) at the U.S. Department of the Interior. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke hailed Gardner’s nomination.

“When confirmed, Steve will be an unbelievable asset to coal country and the entire team at the Department of the Interior,” said Secretary Zinke. “Steve is highly regarded in the mining industry for his extensive experience and insight.”

Gardner is currently serving as the president and CEO of ECSI LLC, a consulting practice where he focused on natural resources, mining, reclamation, energy, environmental, health and safety issues. As a licensed professional engineer, Gardner has worked on projects throughout the U.S. and internationally. Gardner was the 2015 president of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) and is recognized as a distinguished member.

As featured in Womp 2017 Vol 11 -