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 Advocates for Industry Requesting MSHA to Relax Enforcement of Bituminous Mining Rules on Anthracite Mining Operations

1.4.2018

Members of the Pennsylvania Anthracite Council’s Technical Committee and the Independent Miners and Associates (IMA) recently met with senior members of the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) to discuss the two organization’s comments regarding the Department’s “Repeal, Replace or...

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American Iron and Steel Institute Releases Latest Steel Production Figures

1.4.2018

Based on the Commerce Department’s most recent Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reports that steel import permit applications for the month of November totaled 2,544,000 net tons (NT).* This was a...

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Proposed WOTUS Definition Provides Regulatory Certainty and Recognizes State’s Key Role in Protecting Water Resources

1.4.2018

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) proposed definition of “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) provides long-overdue clarity regarding the scope of federal Clean Water Act jurisdiction, and restores the appropriate balance between state and federal...

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National Mining Association Welcomes Legal, Effective Proposed Power Plan Rule

1.4.2018

Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule is a “welcome return to the rule of law and to the proper balance between state and federal authority under the Constitution and the Clean Air Act (CAA),” the National Mining...

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