Press Releases


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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