Are We Gambling with the Future of the Electric Grid?

Failing to act to preserve our coal fleet, and our balanced electricity mix, could impose huge costs on consumers. Keeping our most reliable power plants running just makes sense.

Power Plan Replacement Rule Restores Federal and State Balance Mandated by Law

Through the Clean Power Plan replacement rule, the EPA has returned to a lawful framework for regulation of power plant emissions.

U.S. Mining—Providing Grid Reliability and The Minerals to Keep Our Troops Safe

For most Americans, national security isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about mining. But national security – specifically supply chain security and energy security – is front and center for the nation’s mining industry.

New Report: Grid Resiliency and Consumers’ Wallets Take a Hit with Premature Coal Plant Retirements

Case Study of At-Risk Plants Finds Cost to Consumers of Premature Coal Plant Retirements is 15 Times More Than The Cost of Supporting Continued Plant Operations

American Mining Key to American Infrastructure

NMA continues to emphasize the U.S. mining industry’s inextricable role in infrastructure.

Economic Contributions of Mining

New analysis of the impact of mining is now available, offering state-by-state details on everything from jobs, contributions to GDP, coal and minerals production, and electricity generation.

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EPA Withdraws Fundamentally-Flawed Uranium Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA) released the following statement from Hal Quinn, President and CEO, regarding today’s announcement concerning the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) withdrawal of 40 CFR Part 192: Proposed Rulemaking. "EPA’s action finalizes the withdrawal... Read More

We shouldn't turn our backs on coal power

We’re now getting an idea of just how expensive shutting down coal plants can be. A study by IHS Markit, an energy research firm, shows that higher electricity prices resulting from a loss of fuel diversity, due in large part to the shutdown of coal plants, could lead to the loss of 1 million job...Read More

Can America’s power grid support millions of electric cars?

There’s little doubt that a global technology revolution is underway. And the sweep of change over the past decade alone has been stunning. Electric cars and smartphones are proving that the world has gone high-tech. Many analysts now believe that a “deep electrification” of the U.S. economy is c...Read More

Mining For Our Future

Innovative technologies made possible through and employed by mining are providing the mineral and energy resources essential for a better life and a better future.

Strengthening the U.S. Economy

The strength and future health of the U.S. economy depends on mining, which provides the building blocks for the everyday American experience.

Maintaining Energy Security

Mining powers America, from the fuels that feed our energy grid to the metals that carry power to our homes and businesses. Coal and minerals play a key role in every stage of energy delivery.

Supporting America's Infrastructure

From foundations to roofs, power plants to wind farms, roads to bridges—America’s infrastructure projects begin with mining.

Enhancing National Security

In uncertain times, U.S. mining provides essential elements for safeguarding our nation.

Improving Mine Safety and Health

The safety and health of our workers and colleagues is a core value of the mining industry.

Developing Resources Responsibly

Natural resources are at the heart of mining, therefore good environmental stewardship is an industry imperative and a core requirement. Mining and its employees are at the center of our communities, underscoring our commitment to being good neighbors wherever we operate.

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