2017 Year in Mining

2017 was an important year for the mining industry, with many companies seeing negative trends stabilize and positive trends build. As we move forward in 2018, it is important to take a look at the past year in the mining community.

NMA’s CORESafety® Participating Companies Complete 2017 with Zero Fatalities

NMA announced that companies participating in its CORESafety® system closed 2017 with zero fatalities.

Presidential Executive Order Recognizes Strategic Importance of Minerals Mining to Domestic Economy, National Security, Infrastructure

The administration highlighted the strategic importance of minerals mining to the United States, issuing an Executive Order titled, “A Federal Strategy to Ensure Secure and Reliable Supplies of Critical Minerals.”

Mining Executives Testify on the Importance of Domestic Minerals, Warn Against Permitting Delays and Restricting Access

Testimony from mining executives raised congressional awareness of the nation’s increasing reliance on foreign sources of minerals and metals.

EPA Declines to Impose Unnecessary, Duplicative Financial Assurance Requirements on Mining Industry 

NMA welcomed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision that new, duplicative financial responsibility requirements for the hardrock mining industry are unnecessary.

New Video: Are We Taking Reliable Electricity for Granted?

Valuing baseload coal and nuclear power is key to a resilient and reliable energy grid.

NMA Welcomes Repeal of the Costly Power Plan

Repealing this costly rule closes chapter of regulatory overreach that set standards without regard to the steep costs or availability of technology necessary to meet them.

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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LinkedIn Blog: 2017 Year in Mining

As we move forward in 2018, it is important to take a look at the past year in the mining community. 2017 was an important year for the mining industry, with many companies seeing negative trends stabilize and positive trends build. There have been hurdles, but it reminds us of the importance of the... 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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