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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Congress Agrees to Extend Coal Excise to 2021

2.1.2021

The U.S. Congress has acted to extend the coal excise tax that funds the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund for one year to the end 2021. The fund has been facing significant struggles due to bankruptcies throughout the coal...

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PAC Questions the Benefit of the Commonwealth Entering the Regional Green House Gas Initiative

2.1.2021

The Pennsylvania Anthracite Council has questioned the benefit of Pennsylvania’s planned entry into the multi-state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). In its comments to the Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board (EQB), the PAC argued that the Administration has not provided an...

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Pair of House Bills Re-Introduced to Streamline Regulatory Process

2.1.2021

Two separate bills were re-introduced in Pennsylvania’s new legislative session to streamline the state’s regulatory process. HB 72 was re-introduced by Rep. Dawn Keefer (R), York/Cumberland County, which will give the General Assembly greater oversight in the regulatory process. Keefer’s...

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U.S. Coal Consumption Rebounds in 2020 Third Quarter

1.4.2021

The U.S. coal industry rebounded in the third quarter of last year after a dismal, pandemic-stricken spring, according to a report released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Production reached 136 million tons of coal in the third quarter,...

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