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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Recent Mining Fatalities Spur MSHA Outreach

6.6.2017

In the first three months of 2017, five miners died in accidents that occurred when they were working alone on mine property. To raise awareness of the potential dangers in doing so, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and...

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Poll Shows Mining’s Environmental Accomplishments Unknown to American Voters

6.6.2017

The vast majority of American voters are unaware of the environmental and technological advancements of today’s mining industry according to new polling, suggesting mining’s legacy skews perceptions. A new poll by Morning Consult for the National Mining Association (NMA) shows less...

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DEP Releases 2016 Reclamation & Re-mining Incentives Report

6.6.2017

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has released tis 2016 “Reclamation and Re-mining Incentive Report.” According to the DEP, since its inception, the incentives developed by the DEP have reclaimed 7,000 acres of abandoned mine lands at an equivalent...

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Energy Information Administration Releases 2016 U.S. Anthracite Production Figures

6.6.2017

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released final coal production figures for 2016. According to the Federal agency, overall anthracite production declined by 17.6 percent in 2016. Pennsylvania anthracite production totaled 1.61 million tons in 2016. ...

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