National Mining Association Petitions for Review of Utility MACT

The following statement was released today by National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn announcing the association’s petition for review of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final Utility Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) rule:


“NMA petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia today for review of EPA’s final Utility MACT rule, in National Mining Association v. United States Environmental Protection Agency.

“EPA has dangerously underestimated the impact of the Utility MACT and related rules on the reliability of the nation’s electricity grid. Within a matter of weeks of the final rule’s unveiling, the announced retirements of electricity plants already exceeds EPA’s dubious estimate.

“These announcements demonstrate the cruel reality of EPA’s regulatory agenda—less reliability, higher costs to consumers and businesses and lost employment.

“EPA has compounded the flaws in its high-cost, tight-compliance regulatory strategy by hiding their real-world consequences to households and businesses. NMA will continue to advocate policies that support, rather than discriminate against, America’s most abundant and secure fuel—U.S. coal—and the men and women, businesses and communities that rely on coal to provide reliable, affordable electricity.”