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NMA Statement on BLM Banning New Coal Leasing in the Powder River Basin

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA) today issued the following comments from Rich Nolan, NMA president and CEO, on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) decision to ban new coal leasing in the Powder River Basin. “At a time of deteriorating grid reliability, soaring electricity... Read More

NMA Statement on Tariff Increases on an Array of Chinese Imports

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA) today issued the following comments from Rich Nolan, NMA president and CEO, on today’s announcement from the Biden administration concerning tariff increases on an array of Chinese imports: “From minerals to batteries, China already has a decades... Read More

NMA Challenges Illegal, Unworkable EPA Rule Targeting Coal Generation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA) today issued the following comments from Rich Nolan, NMA president and CEO, on its filing in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) newly finalized rule establishing... Read More

EV Tax Credit Loopholes Create Blank Check For China

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA) issued the following statement on the new Biden administration Internal Revenue Service final tax credit guidelines for electric vehicle supply chains, which provide grace periods and exceptions not included in the Inflation Reduction Act. Rich... Read More

NMA Applauds Unanimous Passage of Russian Uranium Ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA) applauded the bipartisan passage in both the Senate and House of a bill banning Russian uranium imports into the United States.  U.S. Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Cynthia... Read More

NMA Applauds DOE Loan Eligibility Expansion for Extraction

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA) today issued the following comment from Rich Nolan, president and CEO, on the announcement from the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Loan Programs Office (LPO) expanding its loan support to minerals mining and extraction activities as eligible project... Read More

Caterpillar's Denise Johnson Named Chair of MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA) announced that Denise C. Johnson, group president of Caterpillar Inc., will chair MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2024. Ms. Johnson, who first joined Caterpillar more than a decade ago, is a well-known leader in the industry and was the first woman to be... Read More

EPA Picks Winners and Losers in Energy Markets

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rich Nolan, President and CEO of the National Mining Association (NMA) issued the following comment following the news that the Environmental Protection Agency would be exempting gas-fired plants from a new regulation that would require power plants in the United States to capture... Read More

NMA Applauds End to Unlawful Coal Moratorium

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA) today applauded a ruling from the Ninth Circuit vacating a prior, unprecedented ruling from the district court, which manufactured a nationwide injunction against federal coal leasing unless and until the Bureau of Land Management completed an... Read More

National Mining Association Statement on New, Unachievable EPA Air Standard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA) today released the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to lower its final particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) from 12 to 9 micrograms per cubic meter. “The EPA’s decision... Read More

USGS Shows Deep, Ongoing Vulnerabilities in Mineral Supply Chains

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The USGS today released its annual Mineral Commodity Summaries report, which found the U.S. is reliant on imports for more than one-half of the U.S. apparent consumption for 49 nonfuel mineral commodities and 100 percent import dependent for 15 of them. Despite all the discussion of... Read More

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