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LinkedIn Blog: Advanced Technologies and Mining Go Hand-in-Hand

At all points in mining – from the way mined materials are extracted from the earth to the ways they are utilized by consumers around the world - advanced technologies and mining go hand-in-hand. Inside today’s mines, drones collect imagery to provide three-dimensional site maps, while autonomous... Read More

LinkedIn Blog: America’s Infrastructure Begins with Mining

In his first ‘State of the Union’ address last month, President Trump declared rebuilding America’s crumbling infrastructure a major priority for this administration. A few weeks later, the president outlined his legislative principles to deliver the safe, reliable, and modern infrastructure that Americans... Read More

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

LinkedIn Blog: National Miners Day

As we approach National Miners Day on Dec. 6, we acknowledge the sacrifices of our nation’s miners and their contributions to nearly every facet of our lives. While many things remain a constant within the industry, much has changed as well. For as long as American industry has existed, Americans... Read More

LinkedIn Blog: Manufacturing Month Depends on U.S. Mining

Each October, leaders across the manufacturing supply chain mark Manufacturing Month. It is a time to reflect on the state of American-made goods, economic health and to prepare for challenges to come. In recent years, efforts to reshore U.S. jobs and facilities have led to a manufacturing renaissance.... Read More

LinkedIn Blog: Rebuilding America with American Products

Earlier this month, the president signed an executive order on “Establishing Discipline and Accountability in the Environmental Review and Permitting Process for Infrastructure” to work towards improving America’s infrastructure. A revitalized infrastructure supports a stronger economy and a more... Read More

LinkedIn Blog: Made in America, Mining in America

Earlier this month, President Trump hosted a Made in America Product Showcase. “We want to build, create, and grow more products in our country using American labor, American goods and American grit,” the President said. “We will protect our workers, promote our industry and be proud of our history... Read More

LinkedIn Blog: A New Era of American Energy Has Begun

As Vice President Pence noted over the weekend, a new era of American energy has begun. A year ago, the thought of 30 coal miners being welcomed into the EPA, alongside our president, EPA administrator and our Energy secretary would have been inconceivable. This week, it happened as members of our... Read More

Position on Energy

America has the world's largest reserves of recoverable coal, providing the country with nearly a 235-year supply of secure, affordable domestic energy. Its abundance accounts for why coal generates 35 percent of the nation's electricity — by far the largest share — and why coal remains the dominant... Read More

Sentinels of Safety Awards Remarks

Remarks of NMA President & CEO Hal Quinn at the 2012 Sentinels of Safety Awards dinner. Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. I'm Hal Quinn, president and CEO of the National Mining Association. It's my pleasure to welcome you to the National Mining Association's Sentinels of Safety Awards. Let... Read More

Speech to the 2013 National Coal Mine Rescue Competition

Remarks of Hal Quinn, to the participants of the 2013 National Coal Mine Rescue Competition. Personally, it's a privilege to be here among so many dedicated people.  You represent that rare but essential quality of any true community –men and women who are sincerely dedicated to others -- to your... Read More

NMA Responds to Inspector General Report on Coal Leasing Program

The IG's report confirms that the federal leasing program is sound and contributes substantial net benefits to American taxpayers. In 2012, bonuses and royalties exceeded $2.4 billion and totaled $4.8 billion over the past three years. Importantly, and contrary to early media reports, the IG report... Read More

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