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ENVIRONMENTAL ACHIEVEMENTS

From the board room to the mine, Alpha Natural Resources is committed to environmental excellence. We are serious about environmental compliance and encourage all our employees to help us become better stewards and to refine an environmental management system that adheres to our Running Right philosophy. 

 

As a result of this commitment, Alpha has been recognized with numerous awards for outstanding conservation, mine restoration and environmental enhancement projects:

 

 

 

  • 2014 KY Excellence in Mining Reclamation Award – Coalgood, Rt. Fork Splint Surface Mine
  • 2014 WV Coal Association Surface Reclamation/Southern Region Award – Republic Energy, Republic No. 2 Surface Mine
  • 2014 WV Coal Association Valley Fill Construction/Southern Region Award – Republic Energy, Empire Surface Mine
  • 2014 WV Coal Association Water Treatment Award   Road Fork Development , Refuse Area No 2
  • 2014 WV Coal Association Impoundment Construction/Southern Region Award – Kepler Processing Company, Wallace Cabin Branch Impoundment
  • 2014 WV Coal Association Impoundment Construction/Southern Region Award – Power Mountain Coal Company , Sugar Branch Refuse Impoundment
  • 2014 NASLR Mined Land Reclamation Award – Paramont Coal Company Virginia, LLC, Red Onion Surface Mine
  • 2014 OSMRE Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Good Neighbor Award – Elk Run Coal Company, Inc.
  • 2014 PA Surface Coal Mine Reclamation Award – Amfire Mining Company, LLC, Ridge Deep Mine
  • 2014 WV Coal Association Exemplary Construction Techniques Protecting the Environment on Drainage Structures – Green Valley, Blue Branch Refuse Area
  • 2014 WV Coal Association Exemplary Reclamation of a Refuse Facility – Green Valley, Adkins Lick Refuse
  • 2014 PA Surface Coal Mine Reclamation Award – Amfire Mining Company, LLC, Bell Run #2 Surface Mine
  • 2014 VCEA 10 Year Legacy Award – Paramont Coal Company Virginia, LLC, Black Bear #3 Surface Mine
  • 2014 VCEA Best Post-Mining Land Use Award – Paramont Coal Company Virginia, LLC, Lover’s Gap No. 4 Surface Mine
  • 2014 VCEA Best Completed Deep Mine Award – Mill Branch Coal Corporation, Guest Mountain #7 Deep Mine
  • 2014 DMME Award for Corporate Excellence in Mined Land Reclamation – Alpha Natural Resources, Paramont Coal Company Virginia
  • 2013 WV ARRI Excellence in Reforestation Award – Brooks Run Mining, Seven Pines Surface Mine
  • 2013 VCEA Best Completed Surface Mine – Paramont Coal Company Virginia, LLC, Red Onion Surface Mine
  • 2013 VMA - Best Active Surface Mine Award - Paramont Coal Company Virginia, LLC, Red Onion Surface Mine
  • 2013 VMA - Best Post-mining Land Use, Paramont Coal Company Virginia, LLC (Lover's Gap #4 permit)
  • 2013 WV ARRI Award – Alex Energy, Whitman Surface Mine
  • 2013 WV Exemplary Performance Protecting the Environment and Enhancing the Post-Mining Land Use – White Flame Energy Inc. No. 9 Surface Mine
  • 2013 WV Exemplary Performance in Community Outreach and Being a Good Neighbor – Elk Run Coal Company, Inc.
  • 2013 West Virginia Society of American Foresters Reforestation Award – Brooks Run Mining Company, LLC, Seven Pines Surface Mine
  • 2013 NASLR Community Outreach Award – Brooks Run West Business Unit
  • 2013 KCA Excellence in Reclamation – Sidney Coal Company, Peg’s Branch Surface Mine
  • 2012 Surface Reclamation South Award - Alex Energy, Whitman Surface Mine
  • 2012 Coal Refuse Reclamation North Award - Kanawha Energy, Jackson Hollow Refuse
  • 2012 VA Mining Association and The Division of Mined Land Reclamation’s Best Post-Mining Land Use – Paramont Coal Company, Virginia, LLC, Hawk’s Nest Surface Mine

  • 2012 VA Mining Association and The Division of Mined Land Reclamation’s Best Active Surface – Paramont Coal Company, Virginia, LLC, Red Onion Surface Mine

  • 2011 West Virginia Reclamation awards - Litwar Processing Plant Refuse Area - Coal Refuse Prep Plant Award ; Kingwood Mining Whitetail Mine - Underground Mine Reclamation Award

  • 2011 VA Mining Association and VA DMLR - Osaka Imboden mine - Best Active Deep; South Fork surface mine - Best Active Surface Mine in Virginia; Paramont Coal - 10-year Legacy Award
  • 2011 VA  Best Active Deep Mine - Paramont Coal Company VA, LLC., Deep Mine 37
  • 2011 VA ARRI Award - Paramont Coal Company VA, LLC., Trace Fork No. 3 Surface Mine 
  • 2011 VA Reclamation Accomplishments Award – Arley Collier, Superintendent at Hawk’s Nest Surface Mine
  • 2010 KY Commisioner's Excellence in Reclamation Award- Enterprise Mining Company, LLC, Big Branch South Mine
  • 2010 Environmental Excellence Award - Wyoming #2 Deep Mine
  • 2010 Commisioner's Excellence in Reclamation Award- Enterprise Mining Company, LLC, Big Branch South Mine
  • 2010 Pennsylvania Coal Assn. Reclamation Award- AMFIRE Mining Company, LLC, South Bend Township and Jordan Township
  • 2010 IMCC National Reclamation Award - Enterprise Mining Company, LLC, Big Branch South Mine
  • 2010 VA Best Active Deep Mine - Dickerson-Russell Coal Company, LLC, Cherokee Deep Mine
  • 2010 VA 5 Year Legacy Award - Paramont Coal Company VA, LLC , Black Bear No. 1 Surface Mine
  • 2010 VA 10 Year Legacy Award - Paramont Coal Company VA, LLC
  • 2009 WV Excellence in Reclamation Award - Simmons Fork Mining, LLC,  Ewing Fork #1 Mine
  • 2009 WV Excellence in Reclamation Award - Riverside Energy Company, LLC, Copperhead Mine 
  • 2009 VA Excellence in Mining and Reclamation Award - Paramont Coal Company VA, LLC, Flat Top  Deep Mine, Red Onion Surface Mine and Meade Fork Surface Mine
  • 2009 PA Excellence in Reclamation Award-AMFIRE Mining Company, LLC, Bowser Surface Mine
  • 2009 PA Excellence in Reclamation Award-AMFIRE Mining Company, LLC, Swatsworth Surface Mine
  • 2008 WV Greenlands Award - Brooks Run Mining Company, LLC., Erbacon/Seven Pines/Poplar Ridge Complex
  • 2008 WV Contemporaneous Reclamation of an Active Refuse Area - Kingwood Mining Company, Whitetail Refuse Area
  • 2008 VA Best Post Mining Land Use - Paramont Coal Co. VA LLC, Lover's Gap No. 3 Surface Mine
  • 2008 WV DEP Turkey Habitat Reclamation Award - Simmons Fork Mining Company, Simmons Fork Mine
  • 2007 VA Overall Award for Best Remining & Reforestation - Blackbear No. 4 Surface Mine
  • 2007 WV Contemporaneous Reclamation of an Active Refuse Area - Kepler Processing Company, Big Branch Refuse Disposal site
  • 2007 State, Regional and National Reclamation Awards - Paramont Coal Black Bear #1
  • 2007 Office of Surface Mining Director's Award - Belle Ayr Mine
  • 2007 WY DEQ -  Excellence in Surface Mining Reclamation - Belle Ayr Mine
  • 2006 VA Excellence in Mining Reclamation - Paramont Coal Company VA, LLC
  • 2006 WV Outstanding Reclamation Activity - Kingwood Mining Company, Albright Preparation Plant
  • 2006 State, Regional and National Reclamation Awards - Paramont Coal Black Bear  No. 1
  • 2006 WV Excellence in Reclamation Award - Pioneer Fuel Corp., Pax Loadout
  • 2005 VA Best Post Mining Land Use  - Paramont Coal Co. VA, LLC
  • 2005 WV Greenlands Award - Herndon Processing Company,  Covel Processing Area No. 1
  • 2005 State, Regional and National Reclamation Awards - Delta Mine Holding Company, Delta Mine
  • 2004 VA Environmentalist of the Year Award - Jimmy Adkins, Paramont Coal Co.
  • 2004 Wildlife Stewardship Award - WY Game and Fish Commission - Belle Ayr Mine
  • 2003 WV Excellence in Reclamation Award - Pioneer Mining, Inc., Pioneer Mine
  • 2003 WV Excellence in Reclamation Award - Kingston Resources
  • 2002 VA Excellence in Remining & Economic Development - Paramont Coal Company
  • 2002 WV Excellence in Reclamation Award - Kingston Resources