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2014-09-17 12:22:42

Americans Face Jump in Electricity Costs WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed sweeping regulations that would require states to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity sector by an average of 30 percent nationally. This costly plan is another step in the administration's policies designed to eliminate low cost and reliable electricity and replace it with more expensive and less reliable sources. To view...

2014-07-29 12:23:32

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn testified this morning at the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) public hearing in Washington, D.C. highlighting the flaws that undermine the agency's proposed regulation for reducing greenhouse gases from existing power plants. In the following statement, Quinn summarizes why "this stunning attempt to remake the nation's entire electric grid" will weaken the...

2014-07-23 16:22:10

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Mining Association (NMA) is encouraged by today's House subcommittee hearing on "America's Metals and Mineral Security," which demonstrates growing recognition among policymakers, industry leaders and security experts that America needs a strong and stable supply of domestic minerals. The Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, led by Chairman Doug Lamborn (R- Colo.), is appropriately drawing attention to the...

2014-06-12 16:22:06

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Mining Association (NMA) called on policymakers to reject an ill-conceived administration proposal that would jeopardize America's electric grid and threaten the economic well-being of consumers and businesses. Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed aggressive guidelines for regulating greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal-based power plants that generate 40 percent of the nation's...

2014-06-02 12:23:43

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn issued the following statement on the unveiling of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed New Source Performance Standard for regulating greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal-based power plants that generate 40 percent of the nation's electricity: These rules are another step by the administration to take us to a more expensive and less secure energy...

2014-05-07 12:23:43

Most consumers also concerned EPA policies will lead to black-outs and brown-outs WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most Americans (76%) are at least somewhat worried that new regulations proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to remove coal-powered electricity from the nation's energy mix will lead to higher prices for consumers, according to an online survey of 2,058 adults conducted in April, 2014 by Harris Poll on behalf of the National Mining...


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