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 Provides Comments on Advance Notice of Rule Making for Manganese

4.4.2018

The Pennsylvania Anthracite Council has provided the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) with comments on its manganese water standards. The comments come at the request of the DEP as part of an “Advance Notice of Rulemaking.” As...

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U.S. Steel Shipments Down Slightly in January; Imports Claim 24 Percent Market Share in January

4.4.2018

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that for the month of January 2018, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,636,321 net tons, a 4.2 percent increase from the 7,328,247 net tons shipped in the previous month, December 2017, and a...

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President Trump Proposes $121.7 Million FY 2019 Budget for OSMRE

4.4.2018

President Donald Trump has proposed a $121.7 million Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget for the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE). According to OSM, ,the 2019 budget supports OSM’s core mission requirements for oversight and support for State...

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U.S. Department of Interior Announces More Than $300 Million in AML Funding

4.4.2018

The Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) has announced the availability of the Fiscal Year 2018 Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Reclamation grants, which will provide $300.7 million to states and tribes to reclaim abandoned...

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