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2011-07-15 10:32:00

CHARLESTON, W.Va., July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) today announced that its mining subsidiaries earned eight statewide safety awards at West Virginia's Annual State Council Meeting of the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association. The following company operations received West Virginia State Mine Safety Awards for outstanding 2010 performances: among underground operations, Mingo Logan's Mountain Laurel Mountaineer II mine and Wolf Run's Imperial mine; among surface...

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...

2011-06-24 08:00:00

ABINGDON, Va., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR), a leading U.S. coal supplier, is pleased to announce that several of its affiliates were recently recognized for safety achievements. The following Alpha-affiliated operations received the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association award: Brooks Run Mining Company, LLC for the Wyoming No. 1 mine, the Cucumber mine, and the Poplar Ridge Deep No. 1 mine. Simmons Fork Mining, Inc.'s Ewing Fork No. One surface...

2011-06-16 15:05:00

ST. LOUIS, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (NYSE: PCX) announced that it received the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative Excellence in Reforestation Award, presented by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Office of Surface Mining. The award was presented for the reclamation of the Guyan Surface mine in the Logan County complex, near the communities of Yolyn and Amherstdale. Earlier in 2011, the Company received an...

2011-06-09 18:55:00

CONCORD, Calif., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold Pan California (www.goldpancalifornia.com), a gold mining supply shop located in the Bay Area, is bustling with suction dredge gold miners who are anxiously seeking a last-minute deletion of a math mistake in the current State Budget battle. "This is a new financial disaster headed straight to the heart of the Golden State," says owner Mike Dunn. What the gold miners and Dunn are in upheaval about is a proposed budget "cut" of a...

2011-06-09 14:20:00

CONCORD, Calif., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold Pan California (www.goldpancalifornia.com), a gold mining supply shop located in the Bay Area, is bustling with suction dredge gold miners who are anxiously trying to get information about what is going on in Sacramento. "This is a new financial disaster headed straight to the heart of the Golden State," says owner Mike Dunn. Pointing to legal documents from then-Attorney General Jerry Brown, Dunn says adamantly "The question of solvency...

2011-06-06 15:06:00

CONCORD, Calif., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold Pan California (www.goldpancalifornia.com), a gold mining supply shop in the Bay Area, has been building inventory of gold mining equipment in anticipation of the season re-opening in November. That anticipation is quickly fading and scorn for the California Legislature is taking its place, for owner Mike Dunn. Pointing to a hefty 1,500-page scientific report, Dunn declares, "The Legislature is trying to prohibit the science from being...

2011-06-03 08:00:00

CHARLESTON, W.Va., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) today announced that its Coal-Mac, Inc. has earned the Excellence in Reforestation Award in West Virginia. The Excellence in Reforestation Award was presented to Coal-Mac on behalf of the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) and the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection. Coal-Mac planted more than 100,000 trees in 2010 alone. "It gives me great pleasure to award Coal-Mac with...

2011-05-31 12:37:00

CONCORD, Calif., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold Pan California (www.goldpancalifornia.com), a gold mining supply shop, has been looking forward to the relief of November like salve applied to a burn. Owner Mike Dunn's anticipation of relief was suddenly diverted 2 weeks ago, when the California Legislature began shuffling last minute trailer budget bill language which, if passed, will kill the suction gold mining industry and cost the Golden State $23 to $70 million annually. In...

2011-05-24 08:56:00

Toronto Stock Exchange: XRG (All Amounts in $US unless otherwise stated) KNOXVILLE, TN, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Xinergy Ltd., (TSX:XRG) ("Xinergy" or the "Company"), a US Central Appalachian producer of high quality coal, today announced the release of financial and operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2011, together with its Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations ("MD&A") for the corresponding period. ...