CMA NEWS RELEASE: CMA TO SPONSOR AND EXHIBIT AT INAUGURAL COLORADO ENERGY EXPO



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Contact: Stuart Sanderson
June 20, 2014 303-575-9199
ssanderson@coloradomining.org

  CMA TO SPONSOR AND EXHIBIT AT INAUGURAL COLORADO ENERGY EXPO

            The Colorado Mining Association is lending its support to the first ever Colorado Energy Expo as a Platinum Sponsor and exhibitor. The Colorado Energy Expo is free and open to the public, with between 3,000 to 5,000 attendees expected at the Colorado Convention Center on June 27, 2014.

Expo attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the industry’s economic impact, environmental aspects, public policy framework, workforce capacity, present-day operations and systems, as well as the industry’s innovation pipeline and future potential. The Speaker Series will feature energy leaders from a variety of backgrounds who will discuss the innovations, policies, and discoveries driving our future. Attendees will be able to participate in the conversation and engage in a dialogue that will shape our future.

Representatives from the mining industry have been invited to help at the CMA booth in order to answer any questions that fellow energy industry peers and/or the public may have about coal and mining in Colorado. Our goal is to increase awareness of the importance of coal in the national and local energy mix. Colorado is home to nine coal mines that account for 6,200 direct jobs, 23,700 total jobs, and $2.75 billion in contributions to GDP, according to a study recently completed by the National Mining Association. Coal is our most abundant energy fuel as well as the world’s fastest growing major fuel.

Coal mining is a vital industry in Colorado and this event offers us the opportunity to engage in open, educational dialogue about how important this abundant, clean, natural resource is to electricity consumers and rural communities in Colorado.

The Colorado Mining Association is an industry association whose more than 1,000 members include the producers of coal, metals and other minerals throughout Colorado and the West, as well as individuals and companies that provide services and supplies to the industry.