Hal Quinn: December 4, 2015

Hal-Quinn-LRGHAL QUINN
President and CEO
National Mining Association

As President Obama unveils his global warming plan at the UN conference this month, a new study shows the steep costs to American consumers.  The study, conducted by Energy Ventures Analysis (EVA), refutes the claim that the Clean Power Plan will be virtually cost free. Instead, the study shows that it will cost taxpayers an additional $214 billion by 2030, with 45 states facing double digit increases in wholesale electricity costs and 16 states saddled with a 25 percent increase or more. Added to this total will be a projected $64 billion bill to replace an estimated 41,000 MW of power plant capacity that will be forced to close, enough to power 24 million homes.

 

The analysis, commissioned by the National Mining Association (NMA), identifies the flaws in the CPP that ignore actual costs likely to result from replacing existing power plants using affordable fuel with plants using costlier fuel sources. In this satellite interview, Hal Quinn will discuss the implications of this study for states that are now weighing acceptance of EPA’s regulations and the costs such a decision will impose on consumers.

 

Hal Quinn is president and chief executive officer of the National Mining Association (NMA). NMA is the national trade association for the U.S. mining industry and represents coal, metal and industrial mineral producers, mineral processors, equipment manufacturers and other suppliers of goods and services to the domestic mining industry. As president and CEO, he directs the association’s public policy efforts before Congress, regulatory agencies and the White House and sets the association’s strategic agenda for media relations, grassroots communications and political involvement. Quinn brings more than 20 years of experience to his current position. He has represented mining’s interests before the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government in a number of positions, including as NMA’s executive vice president, as its senior vice president for legal and regulatory affairs and as general counsel. Quinn serves on the board of directors of the American Coal Foundation, National Energy Foundation, and United States Energy Association. He also serves on the International Energy Agency’s Coal Industry Advisory Board. Mr. Quinn is a graduate of Denison University and received his law degree from Wake Forest University.

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