Wolf Run Mining Complex Claims Greenlands Award for Outstanding Reclamation at 43rd Annual West Virginia Mining Symposium

Coal-Mac’s Phoenix No. 4 wins “Good Neighbor Award and

Phoenix No. 1 claims Forestry Reclamation Award

CHARLESTON – Wolf Run Mining’s Wolf Run Complex in Barbour County took home this year’s Greenlands Award for environmental stewardship at the West Virginia Coal Association’s 43rd Annual West Virginia Mining Symposium held earlier this month in Charleston.

Meanwhile, Coal-Mac’s Phoenix No. 1 Surface Mine in Logan and Mingo counties took home the Forestry Reclamation Award for its work in restoring former surface mine land for forestry uses and company’s Phoenix No. 4 Surface Mine in Logan and Mingo counties claimed the Good Neighbor Award for work with their local communities.  Eleven other companies were also recognized for their commitment to the environment at the Symposium, one of the nation’s top coal industry events.

“We would like to congratulate all the companies who were recognized for their hard work and responsible reclamation,” said Bill Raney, president of the West Virginia Coal Association. “Each of these companies goes far beyond what is required to restore former mine lands. We always say coal miners are the real environmentalists. They don’t just talk about doing something … they go out and do it. They do it because this is their home. We are proud to represent these companies and the thousands of coal mining families who live and work here in West Virginia.”

“The companies being recognized show the importance our industry places on being environmentally responsible,” Bostic said. “Our companies are at the cutting edge of the science of environmental reclamation, recognized the world over for their work.”

The following companies also took home individual awards for environmental restoration at the Symposium:

 

2015 RECLAMATION AWARDS

 

GREENLANDS AWARD

Wolf Run Mining Company, Wolf Run Complex

Barbour County

 

GOOD NEIGHBOR AWARD

Coal-Mac, Inc., Phoenix No. 4 Surface Mine

Logan and Mingo Counties

 

FORESTRY RECLAMATION AWARD

Coal-Mac, Inc., Phoenix No. 1 Surface Mine

Logan and Mingo Counties

 

ABANDONED MINE LANDS AWARD

North

Big East, LLC,

White Hall/Mullins Mine Fire

Marion County

 

Green Mountain Company

Norton Highwall No. 1

Randolph County

 

South

Pineville Paving & Excavating Company

Route 49 / Goolsby Landslide Project

Mingo County

 

Collins Building & Contracting, Inc.

Winona Complex

Fayette County

 

Valley Fill Exemplary Construction Award

CONSOL of Kentucky

Twin Branch Surface Mine

Mingo County

 

Surface Mine North Award

L.P. Minerals

Wilson Surface Mine

Marion County

 

 

 

 

 

Reclamation North Award

Vindex Energy Corporation

Vindex Preparation Plant

Grant County

 

Surface Mine South Awards

Coal-Mac, Inc.

Loggy Branch Surface Mine

Logan and Mingo Counties

 

Mingo-Logan Coal Company

Briar Branch-Left Fork Surface Mine

Logan County

 

Exemplary Reclamation Award — Coal Refuse

Upshur Property, Inc.

Ten Mine Course Refuse Area

Upshur County

 

Exemplary Water Quality Enhancement & Protection Award

Upshur Property, Inc.

Upshur Complex

Upshur County

 

 

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