National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn released the following statement today in response to President Obama’s speech on reducing carbon emissions and their impact on climate change:
“Americans are looking for jobs and economic security. Coal power plants generate more electricity and create and sustain more jobs than any other energy source. So policies that shut off coal energy damage the nation's job and economic engine, while also raising costs to American consumers.
“New coal plants are best-in-class global leaders in generating efficient, clean, reliable and affordable electricity.
“Existing coal plants are being upgraded to be cleaner than ever before to supply reliable electricity that keeps our country growing and competitive.
“Our policies need to be aligned with our national interest so that coal continues to create jobs and keeps America competitive.”
The National Mining Association (NMA) is the voice of the American mining industry in Washington, D.C. Membership includes more than 325 corporations involved in all aspects of coal and solid minerals production including coal, metal and industrial mineral producers, mineral processors, equipment manufacturers, state mining associations, bulk transporters, engineering firms, consultants, financial institutions and other companies that supply goods and services to the mining industry.