• 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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Grid reliability

Grid Reliability is at a Tipping Point this Summer

Refrigerated medicine spoiling. Manufacturing facilities shutting down. Financial transactions coming to a halt. A lack of air conditioning that pushes indoor temperatures to punishing levels. When we hear the term “blackout” we think of a period without lights. But the ramifications of no electricity... Read More

Mining Industry Supports Holiday Traditions

Mining Makes the Holidays Happen

The experiences enjoyed and memories made from Thanksgiving through New Years are why we call it the “most wonderful time of the year.” While it’s people that drive this spirit of togetherness, we rely on a variety of technologies for our most treasured traditions. From traveling to see loved ones and... Read More

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

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

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