Lower Energy Costs Act Deserves Senate Action

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA) today issued the following statement from Rich Nolan, NMA President and CEO, applauding the House Passage of H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act, and urging the Senate to address permitting, domestic production and energy.

“The House has delivered to the Senate legislation that will boost domestic mineral production for the benefit of all industries and remove regulatory barriers that are obstructing new energy development. This is a serious proposal that draws on commonsense practices already used in countries like Canada to streamline permitting. The result of the provisions it contains will be a stronger, more competitive economy, with more secure supply chains feeding our manufacturing and energy sectors. The Senate should act quickly on this legislation to ensure we are not forced to negotiate away our position as an economic powerhouse through foreign sourcing agreements for minerals and energy we could be getting here at home.”

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