In Washington, the National Mining Association (NMA) extended its congratulations to President Obama. Hal Quinn, president and CEO, NMA, said the mining industry remains committed to working with the administration and Congress on an ‘all of the above’ energy strategy that includes coal, our most abundant energy resource, and on policies that support a dependable supply of domestic minerals production to meet the nation’s needs.

“With world-class mineral and coal resources, technology and skilled workers, U.S. mining can be a valuable partner in creating a strong domestic economy while also providing the energy and minerals required to stimulate economic growth,” Quinn said.