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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Federal Government Looking at Reclaiming Abandoned Coal Mines and Gas Wells as Job Creation

5.5.2021

Two new reports focusing on Pennsylvania and nearby states find that reclaiming abandoned coal mines and plugging abandoned oil and gas wells, could create thousands of jobs. The research, done by the Ohio River Valley Institute (ORVI), looks at Pennsylvania, Ohio,...

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Abandoned-Mine Cleanup Could Cost Twice the Federal Estimate

5.5.2021

According to a second report released by the nonprofit Ohio River Institute, the U.S. Interior Department has drastically underestimated the costs of reclaiming abandoned mines around the U.S. Currently the Office of Surface Mining estimates an AML liability of...

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Appalachian Basin Identified as the Largest Source Emissions for Methane in the United States

5.5.2021

According to the European energy and environmental consulting firm Kyrros, the Appalachian Basin is the largest U.S. source of methane emissions when factoring in the amount of the greenhouse gas released from coal mines. The Appalachian Basin, which lies under Pennsylvania,...

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Proposed Federal Legislation Would Reduce Reclamation Fee and Ensure Abandoned Mine Reclamation

5.5.2021

Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney has introduced legislation to lower the fees coal companies are paying to reclaim abandoned mine lands. H.R. 2462, authored by Cheney, would reduce the current AML fees by 40%. The fees mine operators...

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