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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....

2009-08-06 16:00:00

BEAVERTON, Ore., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Cobb Rock Quarry, owned and operated by CalPortland Company, formerly known as Glacier Northwest, has been named the outstanding mine operator in Division 1 by Oregon's Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI). According to DOGAMI, the award is based on the "neat, orderly, stable and safe" development of the site. "We're very proud of our people and their record of safe and environmentally responsible management of Cobb Rock Quarry,"...

2009-08-06 12:00:00

State's Coal Field Citizens and Environmental Integrity Project Cite Official's Intransigent Position on Coal Ash "Minefilling" and Other Destructive Practices as Harmful to Pennsylvania. WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A total of 125 Pennsylvania coal field residents are sending a joint letter to the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee in strong opposition to the nomination of Joseph Pizarchik to serve as the new director of the U.S. Office of Surface Mining...

2009-07-16 14:00:00

RICHMOND, Va., July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) announced today that it has completed a reserve exchange with various subsidiaries of Foundation Coal Holdings, Inc., through which it has acquired approximately 23 million tons of strategically located coal reserves and the operating assets associated with Foundation's idle Laurel Creek Operation in Mingo County, WV. The acquired coal reserves and operating assets are located directly adjacent to Massey's...

2009-06-16 16:29:00

CHARLESTON, W.Va., June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) today announced that its Marfork Coal Company subsidiary of Raleigh County West Virginia is the winner of the Company's prestigious Green Miner Award for 2008. The Green Miner award annually recognizes the operating subsidiary that best exemplifies Massey's commitment to environmental excellence and will be presented at the Green Miner Award Banquet on Wednesday, June 17, 2009. (Logo:...