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TMRA joined with Life:Powered.org to produce short informative videos about the importance of fossil fuel energy, showing how abundant, reliable and affordable energy helps us live longer and live better. Below are links to each of the four videos.

Energy fuels what is possible: the freedom to go where we want, live where we choose, and enjoy the things we love the most. A reliable energy supply can feed the hungry, take care of the sick, and ensure a prosperous economic future for society. It promotes freedom and independence around the world and right here at home. Fossil fuels are key in providing reliable, affordable energy. Mining done right as regulated by federal and state laws provide over 40% of our electrical energy nationwide.

The United States has the means to lead the world in energy production. Through American ingenuity and innovation, responsible production of reliable energy will make the world safer, our environment cleaner, and each and every citizen more prosperous.

Combating Energy Poverty –energy helps us maintain our quality of life and it’s the key to helping those in developing countries improve theirs
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Economic Freedom leads to Cleaner Air – Statistics from the World Health Organization on air pollution
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Navajo Nation – Coal-based energy brings jobs and livelihoods to people across the country often in the most needed places.
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Energy Powers Life – Using abundant, reliable and affordable natural resources contributes to living longer, reducing poverty and improving our quality of life
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Life:Powered is a project of the Texas Public Policy Foundation to ensure that Americans continue to benefit from abundant, reliable, safe, and clean energy. It is the essential building block that touches all our lives and influences everything from the world economy to the kitchen table.


Mining is essential to the production of goods, services and infrastructure that improve the quality of our lives. As a developed society we are fortunate to enjoy the many benefits that lignite, uranium and industrial minerals help provide. These benefits include low-cost, reliable electricity and the materials necessary to build our homes, schools, hospitals, roads, highways, bridges and airports.

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Economic Impact

Mining is important for every American, not only for the raw materials it provides, but for the positive impact it has on our economy. Many mining jobs are located in rural Texas, meaning the mining industry provides an economic boost in communities that need it most. This enhances residents’ quality of life, supports local businesses and schools, and contributes tax revenue to local governments.
 

Energy Independence

The use of Texas-mined natural resources will be critical to meeting the state and the country’s future energy needs. Coal is a stable, abundant and affordable source of electricity. Uranium is a clean fuel source and, with the help of current technologies, can produce more energy than alternative fuel sources. Industrial minerals provide the components necessary to build essential infrastructure – transportation routes, homes, schools, hospitals, and other commercial and industrial facilities.
 

Environmental Stewardship

The Texas mining industry utilizes advanced technologies and techniques to safeguard the environment and minimize environmental impacts. Modern mining methods have a proven and positive track record and are designed to minimize disturbance to land, vegetation, water, air, natural habitat and surrounding communities. Reclamation and restoration programs are subject to an open, comprehensive, and exhaustive permitting process and often exceed state and federal environmental laws.