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2012-09-24 10:22:41

Elk County Endeavor State's Second Straight National Award-Winning Project; DEP Bureau Director Named Outstanding Instructor HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will tonight accept the U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement's 2012 national Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Award for the Dents Run Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Project in Benezette Township, Elk County. DEP staff members are...

2012-08-01 10:23:10

Elk County Project is the Second Straight National Award-Winning Project for Pennsylvania HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection announced today that the U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement has given the 2012 national Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Award to a $14.2-million mine reclamation project in the Dents Run watershed in Benezette Township, Elk County. The project, which began in 2002 and was...

2012-07-23 02:22:07

BRISTOL, Va., July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR), a leading U.S. coal company, today announced that seven affiliated operations have been recognized for their safety achievements in 2011. The Virginia Coal Mine Safety Board and Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy recognized the following Alpha-affiliated operations for their outstanding safety records: Big Laurel Mining Corporation's Mine No. 2 received top honors for a large underground...

2012-06-29 02:20:57

MOUNTAIN LAKE PARK, Md., June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Arch Coal today announced that Vindex Energy Corporation has received the 2011 Maryland State Excellence in Reforestation Award from the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative (ARRI). The award recognizes "exemplary performance using the Forestry Reclamation Approach (FRA)" at Vindex Energy's Carlos mine in Allegany County, near Frostburg. Mine Superintendent Rusty Bush accepted the award on behalf of the company. This marks...

2012-05-30 10:21:18

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $7,983,107 for remediation projects at and near abandoned mine sites in Clearfield, Luzerne, Schuylkill and Somerset counties. "These projects will make one neighborhood safer from mine subsidence, provide water to another, and reclaim hundreds of acres of land that was mined and abandoned decades ago," DEP Deputy Secretary for Active and Abandoned Mine Operations John Stefanko...

2012-05-14 10:22:28

A celebration of Appalachian coal jobs is attracting leaders from across the region RICHMOND, Va., May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and U.S. Congressman Morgan Griffith (VA-9) both confirmed they will be participating in the Federation for American Coal Energy and Security's (FACES of Coal) Appalachian Coal Jobs Rally on June 2nd in Abingdon, VA. The Rally is being billed as a celebration of Appalachian Coal Jobs and will feature live entertainment...

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...

2012-05-04 06:20:49

SEATTLE, May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- L & L Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLEN) ("L&L"), a U.S.-based company with a five-year track record of profitable underground coal mining and distribution operations in China, has begun due diligence of targeted large-scale surface mines in Inner Mongolia, China for potential acquisition. The eventual acquisition of surface mines and entry into long-term coal supply agreements in Inner Mongolia is expected to significantly expand and...

2012-04-02 02:22:09

BRISTOL, Va., April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE:ANR), a leading U.S. coal supplier, is pleased to announce that several of its operating affiliates have been recognized for their environmental accomplishments. The awards were presented by the Virginia Mining Association and the Virginia Division of Mined Land Reclamation at an annual dinner on Saturday, March 31, held in Norton, Va. Operations receiving awards include the following: Maggard Branch Coal, LLC's...

2012-03-06 08:00:00

BRISTOL, Va., March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE:ANR), a leading U.S. coal supplier, today announced that one of its affiliates reached a safety milestone. The Belle Ayr mine achieved two years without a lost-time accident. This includes 1.3 million man-hours of safe work. Belle Ayr is a surface mine located in Gillette, Wyoming. It produced 24.6 million tons of coal in 2011. "This is a significant milestone that does not happen without the efforts of...