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Volvo to Cut Ties With National Mining Association

Volvo said it would end its relationship with the National Mining Association (NMA) because of the group’s stance against President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan.

December 16, 2015

Volvo said it would end its relationship with the National Mining Association (NMA) because of the group’s stance against President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan, reports Utility Products.

The NMA, a U.S. coal and mining industry lobby group, sued the Obama administration's Environmental Protection Agency in an effort to block the Clean Power Plan, a key component of US commitments in Paris to reduce carbon pollution.

Volvo’s decision to leave the National Mining Association was confirmed by Kina Wileke, senior vice president of Volvo Group in an email to Greenpeace: “I can confirm that Volvo is leaving NMA. We do not share the NMA's view on climate change nor their opinion about the politics on climate change driven by American policy. On the contrary, we support the U.S.”

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