National Mining Association
The National Mining Association (NMA), is a United States trade organization that lists itself as the voice of the mining industry in Washington, D.C. NMA was formed in 1995, and has more than 325 corporate members.
The National Mining Association was created in 1995. The organization was formed through the merger of the National Coal Association (NCA) and the American Mining Congress (AMC). These two organizations have represented the mining industry since 1897 (AMC) and 1917 (NCA), respectively. 
Mission and Objectives
The NMA's mission is "to create and maintain a broad base of political support for the mining industry and to help the nation realize the economic and national security benefits of America's domestic mining capability."
The objective of the NMA is "to engage in and influence the public policy process on the most significant and timely issues that impact our ability to locate, permit, mine, process, transport and utilize the nation's vast coal and mineral resources."
The NMA serves is membership through the following actions:
- Promoting the production and use of coal and mineral resources produced by the U.S. mining industry;
- Establishing a strong political presence in the Nation's Capital on behalf of NMA's membership;
- Serving as the information center for and a single voice of the U.S. mining industry; and
- Addressing the current and future needs of the industry, mining equipment manufacturers and support services members of the association.
- National Mining Association About NMA. Official website of the National Mining Association.
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