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2014-08-06 16:24:27

MOUNTAIN LAKE PARK, Md., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today announced that Vindex Energy Corporation has received the 2013 Excellence in Reforestation regional award from the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative (ARRI). The award recognizes Vindex's Maryland-based operations for its exemplary performance among mines in seven states. "Vindex's efforts truly represent the best of the best in using the Forestry Reclamation Approach," said Thomas...

2014-07-31 16:24:14

Continuing Weak Markets, Current and Impending EPA Regulations Weigh on Central Appalachian Operations; 1,100 Jobs at Risk BRISTOL, Va., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight operating affiliates of Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR) have notified their employees late this afternoon that the coal mines and other facilities where they work are subject to being idled due to sustained weak market conditions and government regulations that have challenged the entire Central Appalachian...

2014-06-12 23:05:49

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Global Surface Mining Market: Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its report store. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/surface-mining-market.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 With the ever rising demand for the minerals and metals, the need for surface mining is increasing and has led to a direct positive effect on the surface mining market. According to...

2014-06-11 16:22:28

BRISTOL, Va., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR), a leading U.S. coal supplier, today announced that four of its affiliate operations received the Holmes Safety Award from the state of West Virginia for their safety accomplishments. Special recognition was also given to four employees for their efforts and achievements in mine safety and community work, including Gary Frampton of East Bank, W.Va., who won the state's top individual honor as 2013 Coal...

2014-05-28 08:24:06

BRISTOL, Va., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alex Energy, an affiliate of leading U.S. coal supplier Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR), was recognized by the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative (ARRI) for reforestation activities at the Whitman Surface Mine, also known as Trace Fork Surface Mine. An award was presented by the U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement and the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection during a ceremony on May 23 in...

2014-05-08 16:30:39

SOMERSET, Colo., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today announced that employees of Mountain Coal Company's West Elk mine recently were honored with three of Colorado's top awards: Best of Best Environmental Award, Excellence in Coal Mine Reclamation Award and Excellence in Safety Award. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120727/CG47668LOGO "We're very pleased to have earned the top honors for safety and environmental excellence in Colorado," said Kenneth D....

2014-03-05 08:23:58

Transaction Aligned with Arch's Strategy to Divest Non-Strategic Assets ST. LOUIS, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) ("Arch") today announced that it has sold its Hazard ("Hazard") subsidiary to Blackhawk Mining, LLC ("Blackhawk") for $26.3 million in cash, prior to post-closing adjustments. This sale includes the Hazard thermal coal mining complex and related infrastructure as well as approximately 38 million tons of thermal coal reserves in eastern Kentucky....

2014-02-03 16:22:15

BRISTOL, Va., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR), a leading U.S. coal supplier, is pleased to announce that four of its affiliate operations have been honored by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and the West Virginia Coal Association for exemplary performance in protecting the environment, reclamation, reforestation, community outreach and enhancing post-mining land use. The awards were presented during the 41st annual West Virginia...

Maine Mine Causing Widespread Contamination
2013-10-17 09:53:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New environmental research from Dartmouth College has shown that an open pit mine site in Maine is causing widespread contamination to the nearby area. Operational during the 1960s and 70s, the Callahan Mine Site is located in Maine’s Goose Pond estuary and is currently being cleaned up by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The report indicates that federal officials may not have known the extent of the damage caused by...


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