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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Department of Energy (DOE) to Fund Research for New Uses for Coal

7.13.2020

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced plans to invest $122 million in coal research. According to a news release from the Department, the money will be made available on a competitive basis to create innovation centers aimed at...

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President Trump Orders Federal Agencies to Slash More Regulations

7.13.2020

President Trump has signed an executive order tasking agency with making additional regulatory rollbacks, an action that he claimed would spur growth as the country's economy reels from the novel coronavirus pandemic. In a recent Cabinet meeting in the White House,...

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Office of Surface Mining Agrees to Consult with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Endangered Species

7.13.2020

In response to a lawsuit from the Center for Biological Diversity, Tuscon, AZ and its environmental allies, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement will be required to consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on the impacts...

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DEP Launches Expanded Online Permitting Options to Assist Businesses

7.13.2020

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced a new online permit application tool that will help permit applicants submit their permit applications electronically. The new tool, OnBase-DEP Upload Form, will allow applicants to submit applications for all DEP...

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