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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PAC Provides Comments to EQB on Changes to Anthracite Haul Road Definition

12.6.2018

The Pennsylvania Anthracite Council has provided comments to the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) on a proposed regulatory change. The EQB is proposing to amend the Chapter 88.1 Haul Road definition to include the following language: “The term includes public...

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DEP Bureau of Water Quality Inching Toward Manganese (Mn) Rule Making

12.6.2018

As directed by Act 40 of 2017, the DEP Bureau of Water Quality is slowly moving forward with rulemaking to bring Pennsylvania Manganese (Mn) limits into line with the less stringent Federal requirements. The Bureau of Water Quality has...

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Pennsylvania Bureau of Mine Safety Slated to Receive $647,000 Mine Safety Grant

12.6.2018

Pennsylvania’s Bureau of Mine Safety is slated to receive $647,000 from the Mines Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) as part of a nationwide grant program. MSHA has awarded $10,537,000 in grant funding to support safety and health courses, and...

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Trump Administration Moving to Replace Obama Era Clean Power Plan

12.6.2018

The Trump administration has announced its long-awaited plan to scale back an Obama-era rule designed to cut emissions from the nation’s coal-fired power plants. Under the proposed plan, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will grant authority to the states...

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