National Mining Association (NMA)

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The National Mining Association (NMA) is actively opposed to any US action on climate change. The NMA appears to not accept climate science and opposes US government regulation to tackle climate change, as well as the UN Climate Treaty, lobbying the US government to withdraw from the agreement in 2017. The NMA is a prominent opponent of the US Clean Power Plan, taking legal action in 2015 to put a stay on the legislation, which it has criticized as being 'devoid of any congressional authoriziation'. In 2019 NMA has advocated for the weaker legislation – the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule – to take its place. Evidence also suggests that the NMA is unsupportive of US renewable legislation, communicating opposition to both the Wind Production Tax Credit and Renewable Portfolio Standards, whilst criticizing the Clean Energy Incentive Program as unlawful in a 2016 consultation. The NMA's CEO Hal Quinn has further advocated against emissions trading and carbon tax policies. Furthermore, in 2017 the NMA successfully advocated for President Trump to lift the moratorium on federal coal lease sales. In 2019, the NMA continues to strongly supports the continued use of coal in the US energy mix, supporting policies to subsidise coal-fuelled plants. Additionally, NMA runs the campaigns ‘Count on Coal’ and ‘Mine to Vote’ to promote coal-friendly politicians and policies.

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency -2 -2 NA NS -2 -1 NA NA
Climate Science Stance -2 -2 NA -2 -2 -2 NA NA
Need for Climate Regulation NS -2 NA NS -2 -2 NA NA
UN Treaty Support NS -2 NA NS -2 -2 NA NA
Transparency on Legislation 2 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Carbon Tax NS -2 NA NS -2 -2 NA NA
Emissions Trading NS -2 NA -2 NS -2 NA NA
Energy Efficiency Standards -2 -2 NA -2 NS -2 NA NA
Renewable Energy Legislation NS -2 NA -2 -1 -2 NA NA
Energy Policy and Mix -1 -1 NA -2 -1 -2 NA NA
GHG Emission Standards -1 -1 NA -2 -1 -2 NA NA
Disclosure on Relationships 1 NS NA NA NA NA NA NA
Climate Lobbying Governance NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NS