Agent Alyth Nerun shared a link to CCP Fozzie's brief remarks at Fanfest 2014 about the upcoming nerf to miner bumping. Fozzie's comments were made during a presentation on ship and module balancing. The video of the entire presentation is 48 minutes, but Alyth helpfully provided a time-stamped link (to just over 20 minutes into the presentation).
Long story short, the Procurer is getting a speed bonus, similar to that of the Skiff. The explicit, stated purpose of this change is to give miners a "counter" to bumping. Of course, this comes at a price: The miner has to fly a Procurer instead of a Retriever, Mackinaw, or Hulk. CCP had already given the miners a speedier alternative to those ships back when they buffed the Skiff in 2012, and the miners ignored it in favor of the higher yield/bay ships. So don't expect fleets of Procurers any time soon.
Thus, this is a fairly minor nerf, and certainly not the anti-bumping holy grail that the carebears have spent nearly two years begging CCP for. Indeed, this is actually a tremendous victory for the New Order and the profession of miner bumping. When a solitary Stabber pilot began bumping miners out of the Halaima ice field, who could have imagined that one day CCP would need to spend time at Fanfest to announce a nerf to miner bumping, of all things? At last, a nerf to call my very own.
Much has changed since the creation of the New Order. We don't just bump miners, we also destroy them in large numbers. Many trillions of isk worth of carebears have been incinerated. The nerf is merely a reminder that although nullsec gets all the headlines, most of EVE's players are in highsec, where we are the Big Thing.
...And a reminder that, therefore, the New Order is always on CCP's mind.