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In Arizona, mining and technology industries are linked

In a guest blog post on Minerals Make Life, Arizona Technology Council president and CEO Steven G. Zylstra Sc.D. (Hon.) discusses how access to minerals is vital for the high-tech industry in Arizona. See the post on the Minerals Make Life site here.Read More

National Miners Day 2013

In 2009, Congress proclaimed Dec. 6 as National Miners Day to celebrate the historic contributions America's miners have made to our country. It is no exaggeration to say that the coal, iron ore, copper and scores of other minerals and metals mined from Appalachia to the coastal West have provided the... Read More

Letter to EPA from Rep. Smith on NSPS Science

Chairman of House Science Committee writes to EPA Administrator highlighting "serious problems" with agency's use of science in NSPS for new plants. In letter to EPA's McCarthy, Rep. Lamar Smith calls for NSPS standards based in science, not politics and highlights "serious problems" by the EPA... Read More

NMA Honors U.S. Mine Safety and Technology Leaders

Washington, D.C. – Twenty American mining operations were recognized today for outstanding safety records in 2012. National Mining Association (NMA), conferred its annual "Sentinels of Safety" awards on both metal/nonmetal and coal surface and underground mining operations). The "Sentinels of... Read More

Count on Coal Marks Successful Rally for American Energy Jobs

Thousands of energy workers and miners Protest EPA's Power Plant Regulations Washington, DC – Count on Coal today released the following statement after hosting more than 3,000 concerned American energy workers at the US Capitol as part of the Rally for American Energy Jobs. More than 30 members of... Read More

Count on Coal Announces Capitol Rally for American Energy Jobs

Washington, DC – Count On Coal today announced it will host a Rally for American Energy Jobs on the West Front of the United States Capitol on October 29th, where thousands of American workers from more than a dozen states will gather to hear remarks by elected officials, energy employees and labor leaders. Hal... Read More

NMA Warns New Power Plant Rules Means Higher Utility Bills

Bans Construction of the Most Efficient Power Plants Built with Today's Best-in-Class Technology To view the full multi-media release, including video and audio content, visit this page. New proposed regulations from the Obama administration will force power plants to abandon the use of coal,... Read More

NMA CEO Says EPA’s Power Plant Rule Gambles with the Economy

National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn issued the following statement with the announcement today of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) New Source Performance Standard, a proposed regulation for controlling greenhouse gas emissions from coal-based power plants that generate... Read More

NMA Honors Mine Rescue Skills in National Competition

Washington, D.C. – Twenty of the nation's best mine rescue teams won awards in a nationwide competition last week hosted by the National Mining Association (NMA), the nation's mining trade association. The 2013 National Coal Mine Rescue, First Aid, Bench and Pre-Shift Competition, held at the Greater... Read More

National Coal Mining Rescue Teams Compete to Showcase Safety Skills

Columbus, Ohio – Leading experts from the nation's coal mining community will have their skills put to the test at the 2013 National Coal Mine Rescue, First Aid, Bench and Pre-Shift Competition being held Sept. 9-12 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. The competition is sponsored... Read More

NMA Backs Curb on OSM’s Mining Rule

National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn today released the following statement applauding Reps. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio) and Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) for introducing the "Preventing Government Waste and Protecting Coal Mining Jobs in America Act" (H.R. 2824) that balances stream protection... Read More

NMA Hails America’s Mine Safety Milestone, New Safety Initiative

Washington, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA) today hailed the U.S. mining industry in reaching another milestone in safety performance. As confirmed by the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), America's mines last year recorded the lowest rate of fatalities and lost time accidents... Read More

NMA Comments on Confirmation of New EPA Administrator

The following statement was released today by National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn following confirmation of Gina McCarthy as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency:   "The National Mining Association stands ready to work with Gina McCarthy, the newly-confirmed... Read More

NMA’s Quinn Urges House to Pass Minerals Permitting Bill, H.R. 761

Washington, D.C. — National Mining Association President and CEO Hal Quinn called on members of the U.S. House of Representatives today to pass the "National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2013" (H.R. 761), a bi-partisan bill to streamline America's outdated permitting process and... Read More

NMA Launches Improved Minerals Make Life Website

Washington, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA) today re-launched MineralsMakeLife.org, the online component of the organization's Minerals Make Life initiative designed to raise awareness about the importance of domestically mined minerals to the economy, innovation and national security.     "We... Read More

NMA’s Quinn Warns Against Harm to Jobs and U.S. Economy

National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn released the following statement today in response to President Obama's speech on reducing carbon emissions and their impact on climate change:   "Americans are looking for jobs and economic security. Coal power plants generate... Read More

NMA Tells Congress Coal Exports Benefit U.S. and the World

Washington, D.C. — Rising exports of U.S. coal to growing global markets have paid strong dividends throughout the economy, with an even greater potential to boost growth and job creation as port facilities are expanded. In congressional testimony this morning, National Mining Association (NMA) President... Read More

Edwardsport has begun commercial operations

In June of 2013 Duke Energy's new Edwardsport generating station began commercial operation in Indiana. The new coal gasification plant produces ten times the electricity output of the plant it replaced -- yet emits seventy percent less sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and other particulate matter. Carbon... Read More

U.S. Coal Exports Help Fuel Economic Recovery

New Study Documents Benefits for Job Creation, Diverse Industries, States   Washington, D.C. – Rising exports of U.S. coal to Europe and Asia added $16.6 billion to the U.S. economy in 2011, making significant contributions to America's economic recovery and job creation in many industrial... Read More

NMA Applauds Committee Passage of Critical Minerals Legislation

National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn released the following statement today upon passage of the "National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2013" (H.R. 761) by the House Natural Resources Committee:   "The 'National Strategic and Critical Minerals... Read More

National Mining Association Endorses Coal Jobs Protection Act of 2013

Washington, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA) has endorsed The Coal Jobs Protection Act of 2013, which would streamline America's broken permitting process. NMA President and CEO Hal Quinn commended Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) for announcing... Read More

NMA's Quinn Urges Congress to Pass H.R. 761

Bill Addresses Permitting Delays that Impede Economic Growth and Investment Washington, D.C. – In testimony today before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn urged Congress to pass the bi-partisan "National Strategic... Read More

NMA Applauds Bi-Partisan Critical Minerals Legislation

National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn issued the following statement today on the introduction today of the "National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2013," (H.R. 761) by Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.): "The U.S. mining industry applauds Rep. Amodei for re-introducing... Read More

NMA Releases Second CORESafety® Interactive Toolbox for Safer Mines

The National Mining Association (NMA) recently released the second interactive toolbox to help member and non-member companies implement the CORESafety® initiative at their facilities. CORESafety is a scalable safety and health management system that provides a comprehensive pathway to achieve within... Read More

NMA Responds to State of the Union Address

National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn issued this statement following the president's State of the Union message last night: "America's mining industry is pleased to hear the president's determination to strengthen our economy, create high-wage jobs and re-build the infrastructure... Read More

Mining Executive Comments on Interior Nominee Jewell

National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn issued the following statement today on the announcement that REI CEO Sally Jewell will be nominated to become the next secretary of the Department of the Interior: "We are encouraged that Ms. Jewell would bring a wealth of business... Read More

U.S. Coal Outlook Brightens on Global and Domestic Demand

Washington, D.C. – Coal will remain the backbone of global energy use and resume its growth in the U.S. power market as newer, more efficient plants dominate coal-based electricity generation here and abroad, said a coal industry leader today at the National Press Club. National Mining Association... Read More

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