NATIONAL MINING ASSOCIATION Mining News

Reports bullish on metals, coal demand, says National Mining Association

There are “few convincing signs” that supply of metals will match booming global demand for them, says a new report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Read more

China has a great appetite for mining assets

China, a country that already consumes a third of the world’s copper and 40% of its base metals, is on a buying binge in the global mining market, America’s National Mining Association reports.  Read more

NMA launches online safety initiative

International Longwall News reports that the National Mining Association has launched its latest effort in mine safety and health performance improvements for US operations, the SafetyShare.org website…more at International Longwall News

Improved training can reduce citation backlogs: Watzman

As reported by International Longwall News – WHILE US mines have made dramatic improvements to record safety performance in the last year, citation backlogs could be reduced or eliminated with increased inspector training efforts, National […]

Record US coal output

THE National Mining Association has released the findings from its survey of US coal producers, highlighting record production in 2008 as well as a sobering outlook for this year….more at International Longwall News

NMA Urges House to Reject Waxman-Markey Climate Proposal

The following statement by National Mining Association (NMA) President & CEO Hal Quinn was released today as the House Energy and Commerce Committee considers H.R. 2454, the "American Clean Energy and Security Act," sponsored by […]

NMA Comments on SBZ Rule

National Mining Association (NMA) president and CEO Hal Quinn today released the following statement in response to Interior Secretary Salazar's rejection of the stream buffer zone rule that sets limitations on mining activity near streams […]

NMA comments on Senator Obama’s coal policy

National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn today responded to comments Senator Obama reportedly made in a January 17 interview with the San Francisco Chronicle.  In response to a question, the senator said […]

NMA Calls for Improvements in Substance Abuse Regulations

Washington, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA) at a hearing today in Washington, D.C., called upon the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) to improve its proposed regulation on substance abuse so as not […]

NMA Pledges to Work with Congress to Address Key Climate Issues

The following statement was issued by National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn in response to a discussion draft on climate policy released today by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman John Dingell […]

NMA Supports Congressional Action on Important Energy Matters

The following statement was released today by National Mining Association (NMA) President & CEO Hal Quinn upon passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of the "Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008" (H.R. 1424): "The […]

US coal community calls on congress to advance CCS technology deployment

National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Kraig R. Naasz and the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts have called on Congress to support a technology solution to climate change.  Their joint letter to key Members of Congress underscores the high priority the entire coal community assigns to the development and deployment of [...]