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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MSHA Reports Fewest Job Related Mining on Record for 2019

3.3.2020

There were 24 mining fatalities in the U.S. in 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reports. This is the fewest annual fatalities ever recorded, and only the fifth year in MSHA’s 43-year history that...

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Interior Provides More Than $170 Million in Conservation Funding for States and Tribes to Clean Up and Repurpose Abandoned Coal Mines

3.3.2020

U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt recently announced the availability of the Fiscal Year 2021 Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Reclamation grants through the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE). This year’s grants will provide more than $170.9...

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President Proposes $116 Million FY 2021 Budget for OSMRE

3.3.2020

In a separate Federal budget line item, President Trump has proposed $116 million spending plan for the Federal Office of Surface Mining & Reclamation (OSM). The 2021 budget request is $5.7 million less than last year’s proposal of...

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DEP Bureau of Air Quality Releases Draft RGGI Regulations Plan Offers Set Aside for Waste Coal Burners

3.3.2020

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Bureau of Air Quality has released preliminary rulemaking language which will create a cap and trade program designed to limit carbon dioxide emissions from coal and gas fired electric generating stations in Pennsylvania. ...

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