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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Anthracite Production Rebounds in First Half of 2017 While Imports Remain Negligible

9.11.2017

Anthracite production increased 16 percent in the first half of 2017. According to figures from the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), the industry produced a total of 965,250 tons of anthracite from January through June. This compares to...

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Good Samaritan Cleanup Bill Draws Bipartisan Support from Congress

9.11.2017

Legislation providing liability protection to watershed groups and other “community re-claimers” is gaining traction in Congress. H.R. 2937, which was introduced by Rep. Darin LaHood (R-IL), gives states the primary responsibility for developing and implementing regulations for surface...

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MSHA Implements Medical Standards Action

9.11.2017

Plan The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has announced it is taking immediate action to address a longstanding issue by implementing an action plan for employees who do not meet the Agency’s medical standards. Some...

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AISI Comments to Trade Violations and Abuses

8.21.2017

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has submitted comments to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) reaffirming the steel industry’s concerns regarding the violations and abuses of trade agreements. AISI’s letter was in response to the USTR’s...

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