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NMA Names Gravatt Senior Vice President, Communications

The following statement was released today by National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn:  “The National Mining Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Nancy Gravatt to the position of senior vice president of communications effective Jan. 3, 2013. Gravatt replaces... Read More

Let’s Get Back to Creating Jobs, Says NMA

The following statement was released today by National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn:     "The National Mining Association (NMA) extends its congratulations to President Obama upon his reelection. NMA remains committed to working with the administration and... Read More

EPA Denies Jobs and Economic Development at Miller Creek

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to cost jobs and economic development in Appalachia with its virtual moratorium on coal mining permits—a moratorium that continues in defiance of court rulings. EPA's latest decision withholds an essential Section 404 Clean Water Act permit for... Read More

Coal Policy Key to Jobs and Votes in Swing States Says NMA

The following statement was released by National Mining Association President & CEO Hal Quinn prior to this evening’s debate between Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama: “Voters throughout America’s heartland understand the importance of affordable and abundant coal-based electricity.... Read More

U.S. Mining Operations Recognized for Outstanding Safety Performance

“Sentinels of Safety” Awards Honor Outstanding Safety Performance at U.S. Coal, Metal and Nonmetal Mines in 2011 Las Vegas, Nev. – The National Mining Association (NMA) today recognized 21 U.S. coal, metal and nonmetal mining operations for their outstanding safety record in 2011. The “Sentinels... Read More

Mining Industry Leaders Voice Optimism on Global Demand

Las Vegas, Nev. - World mining leaders today voiced strong optimism that durable demand for coal, minerals and metals will accompany the resumption in global economic growth, giving new life to the commodity market. Speaking at MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2012, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, mining... Read More

NMA Board of Directors Elects Officers, Directors for 2013-2014

Las Vegas, Nev. – The National Mining Association’s (NMA) board of directors today elected a slate of officers and directors for the two-year term 2013-2014. The action came at the association’s Board and Annual Meeting of Members held in Las Vegas, Nev. in advance of the opening tomorrow of MINExpo... Read More

NMA Urges Prompt Congressional Action on Omnibus Jobs Bill

National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn issued the following statement today as the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to consider H.R. 3409, “The Coal Miner Employment and Domestic Energy Infrastructure Protection Act”: “Mining communities and the families and businesses... Read More

NMA Responds to Today’s Federal Court Ruling against EPA

National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn issued the following statement in response to today’s federal appeals court ruling that vacated the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Cross State Air Pollution Rule on power plants: "In striking down a costly EPA rule for power... Read More

World’s Mining Leaders Headline MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2012

Washington, D.C. – Chief executives of four of the world’s biggest mining and mining equipment companies will discuss "The global supply chain for coal and minerals, where we have been and where we are going," on Sept. 24 at MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2012, the National Mining Association’s (NMA) quadrennial... Read More

NMA Gratified EPA Guidance Held "Unlawful" and Set Aside by Court

National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn released the following statement in response to the decision today by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in National Mining Association v. Lisa Jackson: "NMA is gratified by today’s decision in NMA v. Jackson... Read More

House Bill Moves U.S. into 21st Century for Mine Permitting

The following statement was released today by National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn upon passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of the "National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act" (H.R. 4402): "The ’National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production... Read More

NMA Reacts to Senate Vote on Inhofe Resolution

National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn issued the following statement today following the defeat (46-53) of Sen. James Inhofe’s (R-Okla.) resolution (S.J. Res. 37) to block implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Utility MACT rule: "Today’s regrettable vote... Read More

Minerals Legislation Vital to Meeting the Nation’s Needs

The following statement was released today by National Mining Association President and CEO Hal Quinn upon introduction of the "National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2012" (H.R.4402) by Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.): "Legislation introduced today by Rep. Mark Amodei and his colleagues... Read More

World’s Biggest Mining Equipment Exhibition Draws Near

Six Months to MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2012 in Las Vegas, Nev. USA Washington, D.C. –The countdown begins today for MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2012, the world's biggest mining equipment exhibition, to be held on Sept. 24-26 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and sponsored by the National Mining Association... Read More

More than 270,000 Jobs Potentially at Risk from Mining Rule Says ENVIRON

ENVIRON International Corporation (ENVIRON) today completed an analysis on behalf of the National Mining Association (NMA) of the anticipated economic impacts associated with the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement's (OSM) proposed rewrite of the Stream Buffer Zone Rule (the Stream Protection... Read More

NMA Challenges Constitutionality of Arizona Land Withdrawal

The following statement was released today by National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn:   "The National Mining Association (NMA) filed papers in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona today challenging the constitutionality of the Secretary of the Interior's... Read More

NMA Joins 221 House Members Demanding EPA Halt NSPS Rules

The following statement was released today by National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn in support of 221 members of the U.S. House of Representatives who have appealed to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to stop the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) greenhouse gas... Read More

National Mining Association Petitions for Review of Utility MACT

The following statement was released today by National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn announcing the association's petition for review of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) final Utility Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) rule:   "NMA petitioned... Read More

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