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NMA Recognizes National Miners Day

In advance of National Miners Day on Dec. 6, National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn released the following statement: “The National Mining Association is proud to recognize America’s miners and their indispensable role in powering and building our nation. While one day each... Read More

NMA Urges EPA to Withdraw Its “Costly Power Plan”

More expensive, less reliable sources will drive up power prices, says NMA. National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn today urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to withdraw its proposed Clean Power Plan. In the following statement, Quinn summarizes NMA’s comments... Read More

NMA Welcomes Supreme Court Decision to Weigh Costs in EPA Rulemaking

In the following statement, National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn welcomes today’s decision by the Supreme Court to hear the association’s appeal for a review of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) failure to adequately weigh the costs of its 2012 Mercury and Air Toxics... 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 2013. The National Mining Association (NMA) conferred its annual “Sentinels of Safety” awards on metal/nonmetal and coal mines for both surface and underground operations in ceremonies attended... Read More

EPA Doubles Down on Last Winter’s Power Plant Outages

National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn today called attention to new findings by the North American Reliability Corp. (NERC) that 35,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity was temporarily idled during last winter’s cold snap. Of far greater concern, says Quinn, should be... Read More

NMA’s Quinn Calls on EPA to Withdraw Flawed Climate Rule

National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn joined leaders of a broad industry coalition this morning to call on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to withdraw and rework the flawed rule it proposed for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. In the following... Read More

Latest EPA Overreach Reveals Urgent Need for Congress to Act

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposed determination under 404(c) of the Clean Water Act (CWA) that would impose preemptive sanctions on potential development of a gold-and-copper mining prospect in Alaska. EPA is taking this action before the mine’s proponents have even submitted... Read More

End-Users Encourage Congress to Advance Critical Minerals Bill

A diverse group of 38 companies and organizations, representing nearly every sector of the American economy, asked Congress today to send critical minerals legislation to President Barack Obama for his signature. The message was delivered in a coalition letter from the 38 signatories representing... Read More

NMA Faults Climate Plan for Raising Costs, Weakening Grid

On Its First Anniversary, the Plan Hurts Rather Than Helps Households, Workers and Industries   National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn issued the following statement on the first anniversary of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan: “Today the president is meeting... Read More

Coal State Voters Cool to Candidates Backing Power Plant Rules

New Eight-State Survey Cautions Senate Aspirants Washington, D.C. - A survey of likely voters in eight coal-reliant states suggests the Obama administration's climate rule for power plants is not only bad economics, it's also bad politics for senatorial candidates that support it. The results,... Read More

NMA Requests Court Review, Agency Stay of Flawed Coal Dust Rule

Washington, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA) has asked a federal appeals court to review the Mine Safety and Health Administration's (MSHA) regulation for the control of coal dust in underground coal mines because the rule embodies fundamental legal and technical infirmities in its scope,... Read More

NMA Statement on Cross-State Ruling

National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn issued this statement following today's 6-2 Supreme Court ruling upholding the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Cross-State Air Pollution Rule: "As a party to these proceedings, we are disappointed in the outcome and gravely... Read More

NMA Comments on Federal Coal Dust Standard

National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn issued the following response to the Mine Safety and Health Administration's (MSHA) new standards for controlling respirable coal dust in underground coal mines announced by Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez at an event in West Virginia today: "Today's... Read More

New Energy Coalition Advocates for Commonsense Regulatory Policies

On Jan. 30, stakeholders representing virtually every sector of the U.S. economy announced the launch of Partnership for a Better Energy Future, a coalition advocating for a commonsense approach to regulatory policies in order to ensure the continued availability of affordable and reliable energy for... Read More

Mining Can Help the President Help America

Keep Coal as a Pillar of Electricity Generation and Improve Mineral Access Washington, D.C. - The U.S. mining industry today said the administration can unilaterally improve economic prosperity with policies that keep energy supply reliable and affordable. The administration also has the authority... Read More

NMA Welcomes Manchin-Whitfield Bipartisan Approach to Greenhouse Gas Rule

National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn issued the following statement in support of a bill introduced in Congress today by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.) that would require the Environmental Protection Agency to base proposed New Source Performance Standards... Read More

NMA Calls EPA’s Power Plant Rule a Reckless Gamble with the Economy

National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn issued the following statement in advance of the publication of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed New Source Performance Standard for regulating greenhouse gas emissions from new coal-based power plants that generate 40... Read More

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