OHIO COAL ASSOCIATION
The VOICE for a vibrant COAL industry
The Ohio Coal Association is a non-profit trade association that is dedicated to representing Ohio’s underground and surface coal mining production. Today, the Association represents close to FORTY coal producing companies and over FIFTY Associate Members, which include suppliers and consultants to the mining industry, coal sales agents and brokers and allied industries. As a united front, the Ohio Coal Association is committed to advancing the development and utilization of Ohio coal as an abundant, economic and environmentally sound energy source.
Ohio has one of the lowest electric rates in the world because its coal-fired plants provide citizens with low-cost, reliable electricity. While promoting clean coal technology, we remind citizens that coal gives Ohio an economic edge over many parts of our country.
To Strengthen Coal’s Voice
The Association allows individuals who produce, supply, sell, transport, utilize, finance and benefit from coal to speak in unison to policymakers.
To Advance the Coal Industries Goals
The Ohio Coal Association provides strong leadership and a voice for Ohio’s coal industry so that we can continue to compete effectively in state and national markets.
To Educate State and Local Government Officials
To maintain coal as a low-cost fuel, the association must continue to education lawmakers who may have little knowledge of the importance of the coal industry or how coal impacts Ohio’s economy.
To Raise Coal’s Profile
Working proactively, the association develops and implements strategies to increase the understanding of coal among lawmakers, state agencies, regulatory officials, educators, the media and ordinary citizens. Improving public perception of coal helps to keep coal strong and vibrant.
The coal industry generates low electrical rates, provides miners and their families with exceptional salaries and benefits, and pays millions of dollars in taxes to state and federal governments every year. Coal impacts many industries, including trucking, railroads, manufacturing and utilities. It is a key player in keeping Ohio competitive.
Serious issues threaten the coal industry at both the federal and state level. The Ohio coal Association works hard to educate and inform, so that the coal industry can advance and stay vibrant.