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2012-02-13 14:48:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CONSOL Energy Inc.'s (NYSE: CNX) Fola Surface and Robinson Run mines in West Virginia were recognized for their safety performance in 2011, receiving the top two safety awards given to a surface and an underground mine, respectively, through the West Virginia Mountaineer Guardian Awards program. Four additional CONSOL Energy mine operations in West Virginia were also recognized for their outstanding safety efforts and were named recipients of...

2012-02-03 11:55:00

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Feb. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) today announced that its Appalachian operations earned seven prestigious safety and environmental awards in West Virginia, including the state's top honor for mine reclamation. Coal-Mac, Inc. received West Virginia's top environmental achievement today. The West Virginia Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) presented Coal-Mac's Phoenix 3 with the 2011 Greenlands Award for overall outstanding environmental...

2012-02-02 15:15:00

BRISTOL, Va., Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR), a leading U.S. coal supplier, is pleased to announce that six of its affiliates in West Virginia received the Mountaineer Guardian safety award for 2011. The operations received the award at the 39th annual West Virginia Mining Symposium on February 2 in Charleston, W.Va. The following operations at Alpha-affiliated companies received the Mountaineer Guardian award: Alex Energy, Inc. for the Edwight...

2011-12-13 11:23:11

Increased salinity and concentrations of trace elements in one West Virginia watershed have been tied directly to multiple surface coal mines upstream by a detailed new survey of stream chemistry. The Duke University team that conducted the study said it provides new evidence of the cumulative effects multiple mountaintop mining permits can have in a river network. "Our analysis of water samples from 23 sites along West Virginia's Upper Mud River and its tributaries shows that salinity and...

2011-11-17 15:32:00

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (NYSE: PCX) today announced the realignment of its operations management to strengthen oversight of key mine complexes in Appalachia and facilitate plans for expansion of captive production. Effective November 21, the following management team will report directly to Bennett K. Hatfield, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer: John R. Jones will join Patriot as Vice President, Operations - West Virginia...

2011-10-18 11:55:00

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) today earned the 2011 Director's Award from the U.S. Department of the Interior for outstanding achievement in land and habitat restoration at the company's former Big Sky Mine in Colstrip, Mont. Interior's highest honor, the Director's Award is presented each year to one coal producer for demonstrating the best environmental practices in the United States. The award was presented at Interior's Excellence in Surface Coal...

2011-09-08 15:05:00

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (NYSE: PCX) today announced that the Kentucky Department for Natural Resources recognized the Patriot Surface Mine at the Bluegrass Complex in Henderson County, Kentucky, for its reclamation efforts. The Commissioner's Reclamation Award is presented annually to acknowledge exceptional reclamation activities in the state of Kentucky. "We are very pleased to receive the Commissioner's award for outstanding reclamation. In...

2011-09-06 06:00:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Oxford Resource Partners, LP (NYSE: OXF) ("Oxford") today announced that it has been selected to receive two Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Awards from the U.S. Department of the Interior's Office of Surface Mining for its reclamation efforts at the Jockey Hollow Mine site in Harrison County, Ohio. Oxford is the 2011 recipient of the Good Neighbor Award for successfully working with the surrounding land owners and the community...

2011-09-02 13:29:00

DALLAS, Sept. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Businesses throughout Dallas should be prepared to fork over an additional $19 million a year if the City of Dallas flow control program is ever put into effect. The figure comes from the National Solid Wastes Management Association whose members collect and dispose of 77% of the commercial waste in the city. "Flow control will impact every city council district," said Tom Brown, Texas NSWMA president. "While flow control would certainly have a...

2011-07-28 15:05:00

ST. LOUIS, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (NYSE: PCX) today announced that Michael D. Day has been promoted to Senior Vice President - Engineering & Surface Operations. In his expanded role, Mr. Day will assume responsibility for the Company's engineering, technical services, environmental and process improvement functions. He will continue to report to Charles A. Ebetino, Jr., Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, and will continue to oversee...