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OUR ENVIRONMENT

Our commitment to conservation is rooted in our philosophy of Running Right. The impacts of providing coal to energize our nation and nations around the world can be minimized and reversed with the right effort, technology and resources. 

 

OUR COMMITMENT

Environmental awareness extends across all facets of our mining operations. Whether it's using "green" process chemicals at our plants, to studying opportunities in renewable energy, to restoring mine lands so communities can create a progressively better life for local citizens, Alpha demonstrates daily that it cares.
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SUPPORTING R&D

We believe innovative research and development of new technologies is needed to address the challenges of climate change and the world’s growing energy needs. We are providing significant financial and human resources in the areas of capture and storage of greenhouse gases, developing and using ecologically friendly cellulostic biofuels and reforesting mined out property.

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ENVIRONMENTAL ACHIEVEMENTS

Alpha's commitment to our environment has been recognized through numerous honors and awards, that highlight the efforts our people make to protect and preserve.
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CONSERVATION

When it comes to conservation, we believe that working in partnership with others has the most impact. That's why we are active partners with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, The Nature Conservancy, and the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative. Through these partnerships we have helped clean rivers, studied the impact of mining on wildlife and planted half a million trees a year.
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COMPLIANCE & OVERSIGHT

Coal mining is one of the most heavily regulated industries in the U.S. We adhere to a multitude of complex environmental rules and regulations, and Alpha is proud to commit itself to full compliance.
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CONSENT DECREE

On March 5, 2014, Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. announced that it entered into a consent decree with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Justice and three states regarding claims under the Clean Water Act.
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COAL POWERS ALMOST 70% OF GLOBAL STEEL PRODUCTION

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Located throughout Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Wyoming, we are always looking for great people to join our team. We are a "people-first" company that adheres to the highest standards of excellence. When you join our team, you join our family.
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