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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EPA Issues Final Affordable Clean Energy Rule

7.1.2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued the final Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule – replacing the prior administration’s overreaching Clean Power Plan (CPP) with a rule that restores the rule of law and empowers states to continue to...

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New Study Touts Coal’s Economic Contribution to Pennsylvania’s Economy

7.1.2019

A new study commissioned by the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance (PCA) found that coal mining accounts for nearly $7 billion in economic activity in the state. The study, which was conducted by the Allegheny Conference on Community Development on behalf...

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MSHA Upgrades Data System to Assist Mine Operators in Ensuring Compliance with Mine Safety and Health Regulations

7.1.2019

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has completed a major upgrade to its primary data system – the Mine Data Retrieval System (MDRS) – bringing increased functionality and more intuitive navigation to this widely used...

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Legislation Introduced to Extend Coal Refuse and Reclamation Tax Credit

7.1.2019

Two legislators from the anthracite coal region have introduced separate bills to renew the “Coal Refuse and Reclamation Tax Credit Program” in 2026. Senator David Argall of Tamaqua and Rep. Kurt Masser of Elysburg have both introduced legislation that...

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