New Report Finds, Compared with Global Competitors, U.S. Has Abysmal Record in Process to Bring Mines Online

A new report, Mine Development Times: The U.S. in Perspective, released today by S&P Global found that it takes an average of 29 years to bring a mine online in the United States – longer than any other country except Zambia, which takes 34 years.

Rich Nolan Testifies on 45X Tax Credits

Read more about the NMA's call for changes to the IRS interpretation of the 45x Advanced Manufacturing Production Credit.

New Paper: Surging Electricity Demand and EPA’s Grid Reliability Crisis

Surging demand for electricity is colliding with rapidly eroding grid reliability driven by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulatory agenda, the National Mining Association (NMA) highlighted in a new white paper.

Careers in Mining

The mining industry offers exciting employment opportunities using the world's most advanced technologies. Learn more and join us.

NMA’s Katie Sweeney testifies at Senate ENR Mining Law Hearing

On behalf of industry, the NMA’s Katie Sweeney testified at the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee held hearing to, “examine and consider updates to the Mining Law Of 1872."

“Unleashing American Energy, Lowering Energy Costs, and Strengthening Supply Chains”

Read Katie Sweeney's Testimony before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy & Commerce

Rich Nolan Testifies at Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Read the written testimony on the importance of permitting reform.

U.S. Economic Recovery Depends on Mining

Mining provides the raw materials required for nearly every industry and consumer product, feeding our manufacturing, technology, transportation, medical, defense and energy supply chains.

Atlantic Council Report on the Role of Minerals

The Atlantic Council released a report, titled, "The Role of Minerals in Realizing US Transportation Electrification Goals," this November. Read what a critical role minerals play in electric vehicle development.

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NMA Applauds, Urges Action on Bipartisan Permitting Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA) today issued the following statement from Rich Nolan, NMA president and CEO, on the news that Sens. Joe Manchin (I-W. Va.) and John Barrasso (R.- Wyo.)  have advanced a bipartisan permitting package in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Nolan... Read More

NMA Moves to Supreme Court for CPP 2.0 Stay Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA) issued the following statement on the D.C. Circuit Court’s decision not to grant a stay of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) CPP 2.0 in State of West Virginia, et al v. EPA, et al. The NMA will now petition the Supreme Court for a stay. Rich... 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.