A new report confirms that the cost of doing nothing far exceeds the costs of policy measures to support existing coal plants providing reliable and resilient generation for the power grid.
The poll also found that 73% of Americans still believe in an all-of-the-above energy strategy, that includes, coal, natural gas, nuclear power and renewables.
Revenues from the coal tax are more than sufficient to fund benefits payments and the administration of the fund, states NMA.
Officials from the US NIOSH, the OSMRE, the NMA and the Bureau of Land Management honour top safety, environmental and technology leaders in the mining industry.
NMA welcomes the US EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announcement that he would sign a proposed rule that would withdraw the Clean Power Plan.
Freeport-McMoRan is the sixth company to receive the National Mining Association’s CORESafety certification.
The US mining industry applauds the Presidents recent energy speech, emphasising a robust market for all sources of domestic energy.
Research from the NMA shows that less than 10% of Americans are aware of the scale of emissions reductions that have been achieved in coal-powered plants.
National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn issued the following statement regarding EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s recent visit to the Harvey Mine.