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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U.S. Mining Fatalities Drop to Record Lows in 2016

2.6.2017

Preliminary data released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration indicate that in 2016, 25 miners died in work-related accidents at the nation’s mines – down from 29 in 2015. The figure represents the lowest number...

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DEP Unveils New E-Permitting to Coal Industry

2.6.2017

Very soon coal mine operators in the western part of Pennsylvania will be able to apply for mining permits and make major permit revisions on line. This all part of a new e-permitting site being developed by the Department...

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OSM Announces More Than $180 Million in Funding Availability for Abandoned Coal Mine Reclamation

2.6.2017

The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) has announced the availability of the Fiscal Year 2017 Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Reclamation fund grants, which will provide nearly $181 million to states and tribes to reclaim abandoned coal mines....

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NMA Launches Congressional Scorecard Listing CRA Vote to Stop Unnecessary Stream Rule

2.6.2017

The National Mining Association (NMA)’s Count on Coal coalition has announced the launch of its Congressional Scorecard for the 115th Congress, tracking key votes on coal-related issues. One “key” vote expected in the coming weeks will be a resolution...

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