Climate Change

National Mining Association

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Washington DC, United States

The National Mining Association (NMA) is actively and negatively lobbying US climate change policy. The NMA appears to not accept climate science and opposes US government regulation to tackle climate change, as well as the UN Climate Treaty. The National Mining Association is a prominent opponent of the US Clean Power Plan, taking legal action in 2015 to put a stay on the legislation, which it previously criticized in a 2014 consultation as 'unlawful at the most fundamental level'. In December 2016, the NMA reportedly lobbied the incoming Trump Administration to rescind the regulation. 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 been vocal against both emissions trading and carbon tax policies. The NMA strongly supports the continued use of coal in the US energy mix and in 2017 has advocated for President Trump to lift the moratorium on federal coal lease sales, whilst opposing measures to transition from coal to gas.

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 NS NA NA
Need for climate regulations NS -2 NS 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 -2 -2 NA -2 -1 -2 NA NA
GHG Emission Standards -2 -2 NA -2 -2 -2 NA NA
Disclosure on Relationships 1 NS NA NA NA NA NA NA