NMA’s Quinn: U.S. on Losing End of President’s U.S.-China Climate Agreement

Commenting on President Obama’s announcement of a new bilateral climate agreement with China, Hal Quinn, president & CEO of the National Mining Association (NMA), issued the following statement:

“The president’s carbon agreement with China provides a boost for China’s economy while putting the brakes on U.S. growth. Like the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed costly power plan, this agreement is another symbolic but expensive gesture that will be paid in the currency of lost jobs and global competitiveness for the United States. A new Congress offers the opportunity to govern for growth with the use of all of our energy sources including coal, America’s most abundant 24/7 energy source.”