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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

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