The National Mining Association has applauded the Department of Homeland Security for reiterating that mining is included in its list of 16 critical infrastructure sectors.
“This legislation will help ensure that NSR will no longer stand in the way of upgrades that will improve environmental performance at coal-fuelled power plants,” says National Mining Association.
US voters want to see government action on key mining issues, from encouraging domestic mining to prioritising investment in advanced coal technologies.
The NMA has highlighted an alarming loss of fuel-secure electricity resources and has revealed a potential remedy in its comments to FERC.
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.