• From the President’s Desk: Rich Nolan’s Blog

From the President’s Desk: Rich Nolan’s Blog

Rich Nolan, president and chief executive officer of the National Mining Association, offers his expertise and insights in this blog series. With more than 30 years of government affairs and political advocacy experience, Nolan provides a seasoned perspective on the U.S. mining industry, policy and how they impact our lives. Read Rich Nolan’s full bio here.

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U.S. Energy Crisis

Avoid a U.S. Energy Crisis

The United States is vulnerable to an energy crisis if we don’t carefully manage the energy transition. Europe’s own historic, self-inflicted crisis serves as a warning to what could happen if U.S. decisionmakers follow Europe’s lead by focusing too heavily on the grid of the future, neglecting the energy... Read More

Bring mining home to secure out electric vehicle future

Bring Mining Home to Secure America’s EV Future

Oppose New Taxes on U.S. Mining Provisions included in the most recent version of the House Natural Resources Budget Reconciliation Act threaten the United States’ role in the global race to electrified transportation. As the world transitions to meet emissions-reduction goals, consumer interest in... Read More

Protect domestic mined materials supply chains

New Taxes and Fees Will Set Back U.S. Mining

Proposals Threaten Economic Recovery, Job Creation, Infrastructure The House is threatening to weaken the U.S. mining industry, applying further stress on our domestic supply chains, job creation and economic recovery with the Natural Resources Budget Reconciliation Act. Specifically, the legislation... Read More

met coal steel infrastructure

Build Back Better with America’s Met Mines

The U.S. is considering the biggest infrastructure investment since the construction of the Eisenhower interstate highway system. To modernize the buildings, transportation and energy systems proposed in President Biden’s $2.3 trillion plan we will need vast amounts of steel. Manufacturing that steel... Read More

Invest in Carbon Removal Technology

Invest in Carbon Removal Technology

2020 was a year of paradox. Even as our immediate world shrunk to family bubbles, we were reminded of the interconnectedness and vastness of humanity. We watched the world struggle with the same pandemic and challenges that we were facing. This global perspective is an immensely important one as we consider... Read More

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