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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NMA Announces Support for Mine Lands Compromise Bill

8.4.2020

The National Mining Association (NMA) has offered its support for Senator John Barrasso’s (R-Wy.) “Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Fee Reauthorization Act of 2020.” The Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) fee is set to expire in 2021. According to the NMA, this...

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Congress Running Out of Time to Renew AML Tax

8.4.2020

Tax James Marshall, E&E News reporter House lawmakers passed two bipartisan coal mine reclamation measures in June as part of the body's massive infrastructure package, H.R. 2. There's no chance the Republican-controlled Senate will take up the legislation as is,...

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MSHA Declines Union Call for Emergency Virus Rule

8.4.2020

The Mine Safety and Health Administration rejected two unions’ call from earlier this month for the agency to create an emergency temporary standard protecting miners from infectious diseases. According a report in the June 29th issue of the Bloomberg Report ,the...

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Lawmakers Seek to Force Covid-19 Miner Safety Rules

8.4.2020

House lawmakers from coal states unveiled legislation have unveiled legislation that would force the Trump administration to establish an enforceable standard to protect miners from the coronavirus. The Labor Department's Mine Safety and Health Administration has been reluctant to issue an...

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