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 Offers Comments to Proposed Manganese Water Quality Rule

10.5.2020

The Pennsylvania Anthracite Council has submitted comments to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Clean Water’s (BCW) proposal to classify manganese as a toxin and lower its treatment requires from a 1.0 mg/L to a 0.3 mg/L. ...

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Environmental Quality Board Approves Proposed Climate Change Regulation

10.5.2020

The Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board (EQB) has voted to move forward a regulation to limit carbon emissions from power plants. Under the proposed regulation, electric power plants that emit carbon dioxide will be required to obtain credits compatible...

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Coal Group Switching Focus to Steel and Moving Away from Electricity

10.5.2020

Four Appalachian coal mining companies recently announced the start of an association to focus on steelmaking, signaling their shift away from electricity generation. Demand for thermal coal, the type used at power plants, has been falling for a decade as utilities...

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U.S. Demand for Steel See Sharp Decline from 2019 Levels

10.4.2020

U.S. steel shipments were 25.6 percent lower in July of 2020 when compared with July 0f 2019. According to the American Iron and Steel institute American (AISI) steel producers shipped 6,035,596 net tons of steel in July which is...

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