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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Legislation Introduced to Enhance Section 45Q Carbon Capture and Sequestration Tax Credit On

1.4.2021

December 3, 2020, U.S. Representatives Marc Veasey (D-TX) and David B. McKinley (R-W.Va) introduced bipartisan legislation entitled the Accelerating Carbon Capture and Extending Secure Storage through 45Q Act (the “ACCESS 45Q Act”) as H.R. 8858. The bill is designed to...

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EPA Finalizes Clean Air Cost Benefit Rules

1.4.2021

On December 9th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule to standardize the cost-benefit analysis the agency uses to assess proposed rules. According to the EPA, the rule establishes requirements to “ensure consistent, high-quality analyses of benefits...

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U.S. Senate Officially Confirms Lanny Erdos as Director of the Federal Office of Surface Mining

1.4.2021

As the Trump administration begins to wind down, the president's pick to run the Interior Department's coal mining bureau was finally confirmed just a few weeks before Christmas. The Senate approved Lanny Erdos as director of the Office of...

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U.S Steel Shipments Slipped in October

1.4.2021

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reports that foe the month of October 2020, U.S. steel mills shipped 6,747,709 net tons, a 1.3 percent increase from the 6,662,904 net tons shipped in the previous month, September 2020, and a...

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