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2011-05-18 14:01:00

Requires BET Associates to Post Full Reclamation Bonds, Establish Trust HARRISBURG, Pa., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection has transferred a 7,500-acre surface mining permit to BET Associates to mine, re-mine and reclaim numerous abandoned mine land features in Schuylkill and Carbon counties. The site spans Tamaqua and Coaldale boroughs in Schuylkill County; and Lansford, Summit Hill and Nesquehoning boroughs in Carbon County. The...

2011-05-11 15:14:00

FACES of Coal hopes hearing pushes EPA to act on mining permit applications WASHINGTON, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment conducted a second day of hearings on the EPA's regulatory guidance on surface mining and the economic impacts of EPA's regulatory approach in Appalachia, where coal mining jobs are critically important. During the first day of hearings, Subcommittee Chairman Bob Gibbs (R-OH) and other Members of the...

2011-05-04 15:05:00

ST. LOUIS, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (NYSE: PCX) announced that it received the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative award, presented today by the Kentucky Department for Natural Resources during annual Arbor Day events. The award was presented for the reclamation of a former surface mine in western Ohio County, near the communities of Rockport and Echols. "In this project, the entire area was reclaimed into fish and wildlife post-mining land use....

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...

2011-03-10 16:17:00

JULIAN, W.Va., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) today announced that its Edwight Mining Company subsidiary won the Company's prestigious Bradbury Safety Award and that Sidney Coal Company won the company's coveted Green Miner Environmental Award for 2010. The winning companies were presented with the awards at ceremonies on March 8 and 9, 2011 in Charleston. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) The Bradbury Safety Award...

2011-03-08 09:08:00

JULIAN, W.Va., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) announced today that its Highland Mining Company subsidiary has received a permit from the United States Army Corps of Engineers to begin operation of Highland's new Reylas Surface Mine in Logan County, West Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) The mine will directly employ 103 local residents for approximately 6 years and will produce approximately 1 million clean tons...

2011-02-23 15:15:00

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (NYSE: PCX) today announced that it received four distinguished reclamation awards. Guyan Surface Mine - received both the Society of American Foresters Woodlands Award and the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative State Reforestation Award recognizing the mine's reforestation of native species of trees and wildlife Logan County Preparation Plant - was awarded the West Virginia Coal Association's Exemplary...

2011-02-08 15:45:00

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) today announced that its Eastern operations earned four prestigious awards in West Virginia, including top state honors for surface mine safety and environmental care. The Barton B. Lay, Jr. Milestones of Safety Award was presented to Coal-Mac, Inc. by the West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training for the best safety performance among West Virginia surface coal mines in 2010. Coal-Mac's surface...

2011-02-08 10:10:00

JULIAN, W.Va., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) today announced that the West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety, and Training and the West Virginia Coal Association recognized three Massey Energy Company operations with its Mountaineer Guardian Award. Established in 1983, the award is presented annually to companies and mines that exemplify safety throughout West Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) Earning...

2011-02-08 08:00:00

ABINGDON, Va., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Several affiliates of Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR) won safety awards announced during the 38th annual West Virginia Coal Association Mining Symposium in Charleston, W.Va. The Mountaineer Guardian Award for Safety is co-sponsored by the West Virginia Coal Association and the West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety & Training. Operations presented with the Mountaineer Guardian Award include: Ewing Fork Surface...