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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...

2011-02-07 15:05:00

SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- International Coal Group, Inc. (NYSE: ICO) today announced that four of its mining operations received the prestigious Mountaineer Guardian Award for outstanding safety performance in 2010 from the West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety, and Training and the West Virginia Coal Association. Additionally, one operation received a West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection ("WVDEP") Reclamation Award for innovative design,...

2011-01-13 10:54:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today its veto of a properly issued, valid Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 404 permit for Mingo Logan's Spruce No. 1 surface mine located in West Virginia. This is the first time in history EPA has revoked a previously issued, valid CWA Section 404 permit. The Spruce permit was issued in 2007 after an in-depth 10-year review, including a comprehensive Environmental Impact Statement....

2010-10-21 13:34:00

JULIAN, W.Va., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) announced today that its Empire Surface Mine has achieved a major safety milestone by working more than 1,000 days without incurring a single lost-time accident. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) "I commend the members at Empire Surface for their unwavering commitment to working safely everyday," said Don L....

2010-10-06 16:03:00

CHARLESTON, W. Va., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin (D) announced Wednesday the state is suing the Obama Administration's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for holding up the permitting process for coal mining operations in West Virginia. Manchin said the lawsuit, which has been planned for several months, specifically challenges the court to declare EPA's actions improper and illegal. State officials have spoken with officials in Virginia and...


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