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2013-03-26 08:23:55

BRISTOL, Va., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR), a leading U.S. coal supplier, is pleased to announce that Paramont Coal Company, Virginia, LLC has recently been recognized for its environmental accomplishments. The awards were presented by the Virginia Mining Association and the Division of Mined Land Reclamation at an annual dinner on Saturday, March 23rd in Norton, Va. Paramont received two awards at the event. The Best Post-Mining Land Use award was in...

2012-10-05 10:20:44

Deadline to submit an application is Oct. 26 HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection announced today that applications are being accepted for four different grants through the 2012 Growing Greener Plus grant solicitation. The awards are for Watershed Protection grants, Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) grants, Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) Set-Aside grants and Section 319 Nonpoint Source grants. "This...

2012-05-09 06:23:16

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection announced today it has awarded $2,252,855 for remediation projects at abandoned mine sites in Butler, Cambria, Clarion, Jefferson and Luzerne counties. The remediation will reclaim 181 acres to pre-mining conditions by planting tens of thousands of trees, re-grading thousands of cubic yards of steep slopes left by mining, stabilizing old mine pits and shafts, and preventing more than 75,000...

2012-03-22 10:21:45

SOMERSET, Colo., March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today announced that employees of Mountain Coal Company's West Elk mine and Ark Land Company were honored with Colorado's top coal mine safety award and two state environmental awards at the annual National Western Mining Conference in Denver. "We're honored to receive three statewide awards for operating responsibly in Colorado," said John W. Eaves, Arch's president and chief operating officer. "Our...

2011-07-01 12:57:00

Application Deadline is Aug. 26 HARRISBURG, Pa., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection announced today that grant applications are now being accepted for watershed protection and restoration and Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) projects under the Growing Greener Plus program, which allows applicants to seek funding for a variety of projects through a single application process. "We are glad to provide whatever support we...

2011-03-23 07:20:00

SOMERSET, Colo., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) today announced that Mountain Coal Company's West Elk mine employees were honored with a Colorado state safety award and two state environmental awards at the 113th National Western Mining Conference and Exhibition in Denver. "West Elk turned out an outstanding 2010 performance, and garnered three statewide awards as a result," said John W. Eaves, Arch's president and chief operating officer. "We commend West...

2010-03-04 15:39:00

59 Projects Reclaim Communities, Improve Economic, Recreational Opportunities HARRISBURG, Pa., March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's mine reclamation program made dramatic progress in 2009 by reclaiming abandoned sites that threaten health and safety and restoring streams poisoned by mine drainage, according to Pennsylvania Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger. Among the most significant achievements in the past year were contracts the department issued to reclaim...

2010-02-11 14:05:00

DENVER, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) today announced that Mountain Coal Company's West Elk mine employees were honored with a Colorado state safety award and two state environmental awards at the 112th National Western Mining Conference and Exhibition in Denver. "Congratulations to everyone at West Elk for earning three statewide honors," said John W. Eaves, president and chief operating officer of Arch Coal, Inc. "This external recognition reinforces our...

2009-10-30 16:17:00

Projects Will Remove Safety Hazards, Improve Water Quality in Susquehanna, Ohio River Basins HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger announced today that dangerous abandoned mine lands featuring steep cliffs, waste coal that pollutes streams, and exposed coal seams that can ignite will be cleaned up under nine contracts awarded during the third quarter of 2009. DEP awarded the contracts under programs that address the...

2009-08-06 12:00:00

State's Coal Field Citizens and Environmental Integrity Project Cite Official's Intransigent Position on Coal Ash "Minefilling" and Other Destructive Practices as Harmful to Pennsylvania. WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A total of 125 Pennsylvania coal field residents are sending a joint letter to the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee in strong opposition to the nomination of Joseph Pizarchik to serve as the new director of the U.S. Office of Surface Mining...