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Statement on the passing of Mr. Robert E. Murray

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rich Nolan, President and CEO of the National Mining Association (NMA), released the following statement concerning the passing of Mr. Robert E. Murray: “Bob Murray was a force in the mining industry whose dedication to coal was unrivaled. All who knew him would agree - there was... Read More

Usibelli Coal Mine Receives NMA’s CORESafety® Certification

WASHINGTON D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA) today recognized Usibelli Coal Mine (UCM) for its CORESafety® certification. CORESafety is the NMA initiative with the objective of zero fatalities and a 50 percent reduction in mining’s injury rate within five years. Usibelli joins 10 other companies... Read More

Minerals Security Act Key to Economic Recovery and Supply Chain Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following statement was released today by National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Rich Nolan praising the inclusion of minerals permitting reform language in the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection, and Schools (HEALS) Act. Modernizing the federal permitting... Read More

Industry Supports Abandoned Mine Lands Compromise Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA) today offered its support for Senator John Barrasso’s (R-Wy.) “Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Fee Reauthorization Act of 2020.” Although the Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) fee was set to expire in 2021, while extending the fee, this new compromise... Read More

NMA Welcomes Presidential Executive Order Supporting Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA) today issued the following statement from Rich Nolan, NMA President & CEO, following the President's announcement of the "Utilizing Emergency Authorities to Facilitate Infrastructure Improvements and Other Activities to Support the Nation's... Read More

MINEXPO INTERNATIONAL® 2020 POSTPONED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA), the MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2020 sponsor, announced today that it is postponing MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2020 until September 2021. Because NMA’s highest priority is the health, wellbeing and safety of exhibitors, attendees, stakeholders and their... Read More

EPA Action on MATS Marks a Return to Balanced Regulation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA) today applauded the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement on the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) revised Supplemental Finding and Residual Risk and Technology Review final rule. The agency’s action rights a longstanding... Read More

NMA Applauds New EPA Mining Sector Snapshot

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Mining Association today applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its new mining sector snapshot, which provides the public with a platform to increase understanding of the environmental performance and economic contributions of the metal and coal mining... Read More

NMA Applauds Interior Decision to Resume Coal Leasing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA) today issued the following statement from Rich Nolan, NMA President & CEO, applauding the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for concluding its final environmental assessment and finding no significant impact that... Read More

American Voters Want to Prioritize Pro-Mining Policies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the president prepares to deliver his third State of the Union address, U.S. voters want to see government action on a number of issues key to the mining industry – from reducing the nation’s alarming mineral import reliance by encouraging domestic mining to leading in developing... Read More

WOTUS Rule Provides Much-Needed Certainty and Clarity

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA) today issued the following statement from Rich Nolan, NMA President & CEO, applauding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) finalization of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, which brings an appropriate balance between state... Read More

National Mining Association Applauds Passage of USMCA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA) today issued the following statement from Rich Nolan, NMA President & CEO, applauding the passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): “Ensuring secure and reliable supply chains across our shared borders is critical to... Read More

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