Regional coal-mining activities in 2011 supported 46,100 jobs in Texas and contributed $5.97 billion in direct and indirect economic contributions to the state. The affordable, reliable energy generated from coal also helped support 893,870 manufacturing jobs in the state.
The listening sessions will be held on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. CST, J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, Auditorium – first floor, 1515 Young Street, Dallas, Texas.
A fact sheet about coal mining in Texas and the contributions to the state is available here.
The National Mining Association (NMA) is the voice of the American mining industry in Washington, D.C. Membership includes more than 325 corporations involved in all aspects of coal and solid minerals production including coal, metal and industrial mineral producers, mineral processors, equipment manufacturers, state mining associations, bulk transporters, engineering firms, consultants, financial institutions and other companies that supply goods and services to the mining industry.