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NMA Urges Decisive Repeal of the Costly Power Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Clean Power Plan (CPP) is an enormously costly, agenda-driven regulation devoid of any congressional authorization or meaningful environmental benefit and must be repealed, advised the National Mining Association (NMA) today in comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The... Read More

Kinross Gold Receives the U.S. Mining Industry’s Top Safety Certification

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA) today recognized Kinross Gold Corporation for receiving independent certification under its CORESafety® system. Kinross, one of the leading gold mining companies in the world, is the eighth NMA member company to complete each step of this process. “We... Read More

NMA Supports Tax Credit to Safeguard Reliable Coal Based Power Generation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn today issued the following statement in support of “The Electricity Reliability and Fuel Security Act,” sponsored by Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.). The bill, a response to threats to the resiliency of the nation’s power grid... Read More

American Mining Key to American Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With President Trump’s first State of the Union address expected to outline plans for rebuilding America’s fractured infrastructure, the National Mining Association (NMA) today emphasized the U.S. mining industry’s inextricable role in infrastructure. “While plans are underway to... Read More

NMA Welcomes Pro-Growth Tax Bill

National Mining Association (NMA) president and CEO Hal Quinn today issued the following statement urging Senate passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: "America's mining industry urges the Senate to pass the tax bill to stimulate economic growth and job creation. U.S. mining faces one of the highest... Read More

National Mining Association Welcomes Repeal of the Costly Power Plan

National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn today issued this statement following reports of the administration’s plans to repeal the Clean Power Plan: “As reported, Administrator Pruitt will signal a decisive break with past policies that have used regulation of doubtful legality... Read More

Freeport-McMoRan Receives NMA’s CORESafety® Certification

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA) today recognized Freeport-McMoRan’s achievement of independent certification under its CORESafety® system. Freeport-McMoRan joins six other companies in receiving independent certification under NMA’s signature safety initiative. “We congratulate... Read More

Study Documents Coal’s Value for Baseload Power

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA) today hailed a new report documenting the value of coal for ensuring the reliability and resiliency of the national power grid. The report, “The Contribution of the Coal Fleet to America’s Electricity Grid,” was prepared by PA Consulting Group... Read More

Dyno Nobel, Inc. Receives NMA’s CORESafety Certification

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA) today recognized Dyno Nobel’s achievement of independent certification under its CORESafety® system. Dyno Nobel Inc., a global manufacturer of explosives, is the first non-mining company to receive independent certification under NMA’s signature... Read More

Coeur Mining Receives NMA’s CORESafety Certification

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA) today recognized Coeur Mining, Inc. for receiving independent certification under its CORESafety® system. “NMA congratulates Coeur Mining on this noteworthy achievement,” said Hal Quinn, president and CEO of NMA. “Coeur has proven it is fully... Read More

NMA Exposes Deep Flaws in EPA’s 2017 Financial Assurance Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to impose new financial responsibility requirements on the hardrock mining and mineral processing industry is wholly without merit, claimed the National Mining Association (NMA) today in voluminous comments filed with the agency.... Read More

NMA Applauds President’s Energy Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. mining industry applauded the administration’s bold emphasis on creating a robust market for all sources of domestic energy that the president highlighted in his energy speech today. “A strong energy industry is a goal that will benefit all Americans and is achievable without... Read More

NMA Welcomes Proposal to Axe Illegal WOTUS Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn issued this statement following today’s announcement of the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers’ proposal to repeal the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule and recodify the definition of... Read More

NMA Applauds Secretary Zinke’s Land Use Planning Review

WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn today applauded the decision by Interior Secretary Zinke to review federal land use plans and their potential for blocking multiple-use management required by federal law: “Secretary Zinke made a responsible decision... Read More

NMA Welcomes President's Infrastructure Initiative

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA) president and CEO Hal Quinn commented today on the importance of permit reform to President Trump’s infrastructure initiative: “President Trump’s welcome initiative to rebuild America’s declining infrastructure is poised to spur activity and... Read More

NMA Urges Reform of Broken Program for Abandoned Coal Mines

AML management is equally inefficient and ineffective WASHINGTON, D.C. – The chief executive of the national trade association representing the U.S. coal industry today told a congressional panel that the federal program funded by the coal industry to help clean up old abandoned coal mines has been... Read More

Newmont Mining Receives Top Mining Industry Safety Certification

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA) today recognized Newmont Mining Corporation for receiving independent certification under its CORESafety® system. “We congratulate Newmont on this noteworthy achievement and want to recognize and thank Gary Goldberg for his role in the development... Read More

NMA Applauds EPA Stay of Duplicative ELG Rule

Washington, D.C. - The National Mining Association (NMA) today applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) issuance of an administrative stay, delaying implementation of the final 2015 Effluent Limitations Guidelines (ELG) rule for steam electric plants pending the agency’s review. An... Read More

NMA Hails Pruitt’s Support for Coal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Mining Association (NMA) president and CEO Hal Quinn issued the following statement regarding EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s visit today at the Harvey Mine and training complex in Pennsylvania: “It’s encouraging to hear a senior government official recognize the contribution... Read More

NMA Urges Action to Counter Increasing Mineral Import Reliance

WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn offered the following comment on today’s Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources’ examination of U.S. import dependence for minerals: “With increasing calls to support U.S. businesses and manufacturing, a natural... Read More

NMA Welcomes Secretary of the Interior

WASHINGTON, D.C.– National Mining Association (NMA) president and CEO Hal Quinn issued the following statement after Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.) was confirmed to be the nation’s next Secretary of the Interior: “Our congratulations go to Secretary Zinke on his confirmation as Secretary of the Interior. “His... Read More

President Hits the Mark in Speech to Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Mining Association (NMA) president and CEO Hal Quinn issued this statement applauding President Trump’s speech last night to a joint session of Congress: “America’s miners applaud the president for his steadfast support for policies that stimulate economic opportunity,... Read More

NMA Welcomes Executive Order on WOTUS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn issued this statement following President Trump’s signature of an executive order beginning the process of unwinding the Obama administration's controversial Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. The WOTUS rule expands federal... Read More

NMA Welcomes a New Leader at EPA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Mining Association (NMA) president and CEO Hal Quinn issued the following statement on the Senate vote to confirm former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): “The mining community welcomes Mr. Pruitt to Washington... Read More

U.S. Mines Complete Safest Year Ever, Besting Last Year’s Record

Washington, D.C. – 2016 marks the safest year ever for American miners. Together, coal mines and metal/non-metal mines last year recorded the lowest fatality and injury rates in the history of U.S. mining – a sign of continuous improvement for an industry that saw a record low the previous year. The... Read More

Cloud Peak Energy Receives CORESafety® Certification

Washington, D.C.—The National Mining Association (NMA) today recognized Cloud Peak Energy for receiving independent certification under its CORESafety® system. The CORESafety framework is a mining safety and health program that emphasizes accident prevention using a risk-based management system,... Read More

NMA Strongly Opposes Interior Department's Duplicative Stream Rule

Trade group seeks prompt congressional action to spare more job losses WASHINGTON, DC—The National Mining Association (NMA) today expressed its strong opposition to the Interior Department’s stream rule, calling on Congress to swiftly pass a Congressional Review Act resolution of disapproval and the... Read More

NMA Recognizes National Miners Day

New Polling Underscores the Importance of Mining to American Life WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA) today recognized National Miners Day, a day established to acknowledge the contributions and sacrifices of our nation’s miners. “What many Americans don’t realize is that the... Read More

For NMA, a New Administration and a New Congress Means a New Beginning

The U.S. mining industry looks forward to working with the Trump administration and the 115th Congress on a wide range of issues of mutual interest. Meeting the needs of the American people cannot be accomplished without a robust mining industry. And a robust mining industry is only possible with reasonable... Read More

NMA Hails Court Decision in Murray Energy Corp. v. McCarthy

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Mining Association (NMA) hailed a federal court decision in Murray Energy Corp. v. McCarthy ordering the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to submit a plan for conducting the evaluations of job losses related to the agency’s regulations. NMA filed a brief with the U.S.... Read More

Peabody First to Receive Top Mining Industry Safety Certification

LAS VEGAS, NEV.—The National Mining Association (NMA) today recognized Peabody for being the first company to be independently certified under its CORESafety® system. “This is a significant accomplishment by Peabody,” said Hal Quinn, president and chief executive officer of NMA. “The company not only... Read More

NMA Remarks on the Clean Power Plan’s Day in the D.C. Circuit

National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn remarked on today’s arguments before the D.C. Circuit Court challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan:  “Few regulatory issues before the D.C. Circuit carry such far-reaching economic consequences as the Clean... Read More

NMA Honors U.S. Mine Safety and Technology Leaders

Twenty Mines Receive NMA’s 2015 "Sentinels of Safety" and NIOSH Technology Awards LAS VEGAS – Nineteen American mining operations – six coal mines and 13 mineral/metal mines – are the recipients of the National Mining Association’s "Sentinels of Safety” awards in recognition of their outstanding mine... Read More

NMA Highlights 10 Things to Know about the Clean Power Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C.– On Sept. 27, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments on the administration’s so-called Clean Power Plan (CPP). The proceedings will be followed closely by stakeholders across the country. The National Mining Association (NMA) challenged the rule and has summarized ten... Read More

NMA Observes CPP’s First Anniversary

National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn today remarked on the first anniversary of the administration’s Clean Power Plan unveiled by the president Aug. 3, 2015: “The first year of this reckless rule shows why the Clean Power Plan (CPP) should not have a second. “The CPP... Read More

Mining Group Decries Administration’s Unwarranted Land Withdrawal

Proposed 10-million-acre withdrawal is economically harmful and unnecessary to protect the sage grouse or its habitat, says NMA’s senior attorney. Washington, D.C.—National Mining Association (NMA) Senior Vice President and General Counsel Katie Sweeney will tell a Senate panel this afternoon that... Read More

White House Economists Commit Political Malpractice to Keep Coal in Ground

Washington, D.C. ̶ Today’s report from the White House Council of Economic Advisors is the latest assault from the “Keep It in the Ground” movement. This collaboration between the Obama administration and extreme environmental interests again demonstrates the White House working overtime to advance more... Read More

NMA Supports Good Samaritan Bill to Accelerate Clean Up of Legacy Mines

National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn issued the following statement today in support of the “Locatable Minerals Claim Location and Maintenance Fees Act,” a bill by Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) scheduled for mark up this week by the House Natural Resources Committee: “Subcommittee... Read More

NMA Applauds House Opposition to Economically Destructive Carbon Tax

National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn issued the following statement today in support of today’s House resolution against a future carbon tax (H. CON. RES. 89): “The vote today in the House of Representatives against carbon taxes sends a strong signal about our nation’s future... Read More

NMA Urges States to Put Pencils Down on Clean Power Plan

Tomorrow's Senate Hearing to Highlight Clean Power Plan Impacts National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn released the following statement concerning tomorrow’s Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on the impact of the Feb. 9 Supreme Court ruling that stayed the... Read More

NMA Welcomes Ashley Burke as New Communications Head

Washington, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA) today welcomed Ashley Burke as the mining organization’s senior vice president for communications. Burke will assume responsibilities for NMA’s communications with internal and external audiences, overseeing publications, media relations, social... Read More

NMA: Keeping Coal in the Ground Is Pure Politics, Not Prudent Policy

As a series of public comment meetings get underway today in Wyoming, NMA President and CEO Hal Quinn issued the following statement on the Department of the Interior’s moratorium on new coal lease sales from federal land: “There is no compelling need for a moratorium to ‘fix’ a program that isn’t... Read More

NMA Documents Administration’s Failure to Curb Regulatory Abuse

Washington, D.C. – Despite the many executive orders and directives requiring federal agencies to curb their voracious appetite for regulations that are redundant, inefficient or outdated, a lack of incentives to repeal them has predictably resulted in costly inaction. That is the conclusion of the National... Read More

NMA Remarks on Clinton’s Condemnation of America’s Coal Communities

National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn today criticized Hillary Clinton’s reported remarks on the nation’s coal miners in Ohio yesterday: “It is surpassing strange and deeply troubling to hear prominent presidential candidates boast of their determination in office to destroy... Read More

NMA Applauds Congressional Support for Stopping EPA’s Power Grab

National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn issued this statement following today’s “friend of the court” brief by 34 senators and 171 congressmen urging the U.S. Court of Appeals to find the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan unlawful: “More than 200 members... Read More

NMA Applauds High Court’s Stay of Clean Power Plan

National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn issued the following statement following yesterday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to grant the applications of NMA, Murray Energy, states and other parties to stay the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan pending judicial... Read More

NMA Applauds House Action to Save Coal Jobs, Reign in Regulatory Abuse

National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn today released the following statement urging Congress to support The Stream Act (HR 1644) by Rep. Alex Mooney, a bill that would protect coal miners from the so-called Stream Protection Rule offered by the Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation... Read More

U.S. Mines Complete Safest Year Ever

American Mines Close 2015 with Fewest Annual Fatalities Washington, D.C. – 2015 was the safest year ever for American miners. Together, coal mines and metal/non-metal mines last year recorded the fewest fatalities in the history of American mining. Total mine fatalities were at the lowest number since... Read More

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