Anthracite, commonly known as hard coal, has been commercially mined and prepared in the Northeast Region of Pennsylvania for more than 150 years. Most Anthracite reserves are found in the five counties of Schuylkill, Carbon, Northumberland, Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties. The Anthracite coal fields extend 50 miles east and west and 100 miles north and south covering approximately 484 square miles. Current estimates show 4 to 6 billion tons of reserves of Anthracite left in the region.

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Primary Ballot Questions Seek to Limit Governor’s Emergency Powers

4.5.2021

When you go to the polls to vote in the May 18th Pennsylvania Primary election, you will see three ballot initiatives to amend the state’s constitution. Two ballot questions seek to limit the Governor’s powers to declare and extend...

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U.S. Department of the Interior to Spend $260 Million for Abandoned Mine Reclamation and Economic Revitalization

4.5.2021

TThe Department of the Interior Office of Surface Mining (OSM) has announced the availability of more than $267 million for states and Tribes to support reclamation and economic development efforts in fiscal year 2021. According to OSM, more than $152.22...

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MSHA Reports Twenty-Nine Mine Related Deaths in 2020

4.5.2021

U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reports there were 29 mining fatalities, making it the sixth consecutive year that mining fatalities were below 30. Among those fatalities, five occurred in coal mines, a historic low. MSHA reports...

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Congress Eyeing Legislation to Reclaim Abandoned Mine Sites

4.5.2021

With coal production decreasing, so too are fees mine operators pay to cover the costs of remediating abandoned mines. That work may cost $11 billion, but some advocates say that estimate is on the low end. The Interior Department's AML...

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