A Reliable Grid Needs Coal 

The last several years have seen energy crises across Europe, grid warnings in the U.S., and soaring electricity prices everywhere. Here at home, grid operators and regulators have warned for years about their concerns over the pace of our energy transition and what it means for the ability to deliver... Read More

Mining: The Backbone of the Economy 

Your friend. Your neighbor. Maybe even your spouse. Everyone in this country knows someone who works in a mining-supported industry. And that's because, simply put, mining is the backbone of the American economy.  The mining industry provides hundreds of thousands of direct and indirect jobs. Companies... Read More

Mining for Every Season

Mining was in the forefront of just about every policy discussion in 2022. To those in our industry, this doesn’t come as a surprise. The cornerstone of our economy, domestic mining secures supply chains, enhances national security, enables the technologies of the future, and keeps the lights on in our... Read More

Coal: The Global Case for Maintaining Our Fleet

  As we watch the international community stumble through the energy transition, we’re witnessing missteps at just about every turn. The war in Ukraine has allowed Putin to weaponize energy, upending energy markets and threatening fuel shortages across Europe. A growing list of affected countries... Read More

U.S. Coal Can Support Global Energy Security

As countries deal with the effects of the energy crisis in Europe due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, skyrocketing natural gas prices and supply issues, they need affordable, reliable coal to meet their energy demands. Across Europe, allies are reopening shuttered coal plants or abandoning plans to... Read More

Grid Reliability is at a Tipping Point this Summer

Refrigerated medicine spoiling. Manufacturing facilities shutting down. Financial transactions coming to a halt. A lack of air conditioning that pushes indoor temperatures to punishing levels. When we hear the term “blackout” we think of a period without lights. But the ramifications of no electricity... Read More

Global Supply Chains Need American Mineral and Energy Production

The delicate nature of global supply chains was something many of us took for granted before the COVID-19 pandemic. Two years later, we now have a clear picture of just how precarious our extensive reliance on over-extended supply chains has become. It’s time to address this vulnerability head on by... Read More

Keep Coal in the Mix to Preserve Affordability and Reliability

As our power grid changes to rely more heavily on intermittent power and just-in-time fuel delivery, many lawmakers are thinking quixotically about our energy mix. But when people’s lives are at stake and the affordability of our power supply hangs in the balance, we can’t think in ideals. We must think... Read More

Mining Makes the Holidays Happen

The experiences enjoyed and memories made from Thanksgiving through New Years are why we call it the “most wonderful time of the year.” While it’s people that drive this spirit of togetherness, we rely on a variety of technologies for our most treasured traditions. From traveling to see loved ones and... Read More