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2010-02-08 12:02:00

ABINGDON, Va., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR), a leading U.S. coal producer, today announced 2009 safety milestones, including several prestigious safety honors received last week in West Virginia and an overall safety performance for all of its affiliated companies that was substantially (approximately 18 percent) better than the 2009 industry average for both surface and underground coal mining operations. Last year was the best year on record for...

2010-02-05 11:21:00

SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Coal Group, Inc. (NYSE: ICO) today announced that three of its mining operations received the prestigious Mountaineer Guardian Award for outstanding safety performance in 2009 from the West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety, and Training and the West Virginia Coal Association. The ICG Eastern Birch River Surface Mine, the ICG Eastern Birch River Preparation Plant and Wolf Run Mining Company's Imperial Mine each...

2010-01-07 19:09:18

Group cites extensive scientific evidence of permanent environmental damage and risks to human health Based on a comprehensive analysis of the latest scientific findings and new data, a group of the nation's leading environmental scientists are calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S Army Corps of Engineers to stay all new mountaintop mining permits. In today's edition of the journal Science, they argue that peer-reviewed research unequivocally documents irreversible...

2010-01-05 13:59:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (NYSE: PCX) today announced its understanding that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has advised the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that its concerns regarding the Hobet 45 permit have been addressed. The Corps of Engineers is now in a position to finalize its evaluation process. "We are encouraged that, through a constructive process of engagement and discussion, we have reached agreement with EPA on a mine plan...

2010-01-04 14:37:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) today announced the company has earned dual honors from the Indiana Society of Mining and Reclamation. Peabody's Francisco Surface Mine in Gibson County, Ind., earned the 2009 Excellence in Mining and Reclamation Award for exceptional environmental achievements. In addition, Peabody Environmental Specialist Allen Eicher was honored by his peers with the Vance "Pat" Wiram Award for a lifetime of innovative practices in...

2009-11-16 07:52:00

SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Coal Group, Inc. (NYSE: ICO) today announced that it has reached a settlement with the Kentucky Waterways Alliance and The Sierra Club in connection with a lawsuit over the Clean Water Act Section 404 permit that was granted by the Army Corps of Engineers in 2008 to ICG Hazard's Thunder Ridge surface mine in Leslie County, Kentucky. The Corps of Engineers Section 404 permit authorizes ICG Hazard to construct four valley...

2009-10-30 16:17:00

Projects Will Remove Safety Hazards, Improve Water Quality in Susquehanna, Ohio River Basins HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger announced today that dangerous abandoned mine lands featuring steep cliffs, waste coal that pollutes streams, and exposed coal seams that can ignite will be cleaned up under nine contracts awarded during the third quarter of 2009. DEP awarded the contracts under programs that address the...

2009-10-29 15:02:00

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (NYSE: PCX) today announced that its subsidiary, Patriot Coal Company, LP, has been selected to receive the U.S. Department of Interior, Office of Surface Mining's 2009 Silver Good Neighbor Award for Excellence in Surface Coal Mining. Patriot Coal Company, LP was awarded this honor for exemplary stewardship in restoring surface mining land located in Henderson County, Kentucky. "As a part of our reclamation efforts, not...

2009-10-29 09:22:00

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Peabody Energy operations in Wyoming, Indiana and Illinois have been honored for good neighbor practices and environmental excellence at the U.S. Department of the Interior's Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. The honorees include: The Caballo Mine in Campbell County, Wyo., which earned a National Award of Excellence for restoration of streams and wetlands associated with the North Tisdale...

2009-09-30 16:01:00

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of select mining assets from the now bankrupt Appalachian Fuels, LLC and its affiliates. The assets, some of which were acquired in separate coal lease transactions, include 23 million tons of coal reserves, permitted deep and surface mines, a permitted preparation plant and associated refuse area, infrastructure and some mobile and mining equipment....


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