NMA Event: Minerals: The Overlooked Foundation of Our Future

NMA and RealClearPolitics partnered to bring together government officials, industry experts and think tanks to discuss the public policy questions surrounding the importance of minerals, and how our economy and security depend on domestic mining and improved access to domestic minerals.

Against Backdrop of Punitive Mining Law Proposal, Americans Are Concerned About Growing Reliance on Imports for Minerals

As Congress considers changes to the General Mining Law, most Americans are concerned about our increasing reliance on imports for minerals that are vital to our manufacturing, energy and defense supply chains.

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.

American Voters Support Government Action on Key Mining Priorities

U.S. voters want to see government action on a number of issues key to the mining industry – from encouraging domestic mining to prioritizing investment in advanced coal technologies – according to polling conducted by Morning Consult for NMA.

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

A case study of at-risk plants found cost to consumers of premature coal plant retirements is 15 times more than the cost of supporting continued plant operations.

The Economic Contributions of U.S. 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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National Miners Day Recognizes the Contributions of Miners

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA) this week is recognizing National Miners Day with new polling that highlights the importance of mining to everyday life. National Miners day, December 6, was established to acknowledge the contributions and sacrifices of our nation’s miners. “National... 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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