NMA Says Climate Change May Be Most Important U.S. Mining Issue

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During a state-of-the-industry session which opened NMA's MINExpo conference in Las Vegas, Quinn said, "As we all know, the industry's performance is a function not only of market factors, but also of legislative and regulatory policies that impact mining operations and their markets."

As a new administration and a new Congress take power in Washington in January, newly appointed National Mining Association President Hal Quinn said, "For our members, the most important policy matter will be the debate over climate change policy and how to provide the necessary technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for coal-based electricity generation and coal-to-liquid fuels operation."

During a state-of-the-industry session which opened NMA's MINExpo conference in Las Vegas, Quinn said, "As we all know, the industry's performance is a function not only of market factors, but also of legislative and regulatory policies that impact mining operations and their markets."

However, Quinn assured his audience that "both presidential candidates support more aggressive funding for clean coal technologies, including for technologies for carbon capture and storage. ...As a result, we remain optimistic that U.S. climate policies will eventually provide for continue use of affordable and abundant American coal to meet our nation's growing energy needs."

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