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Arch Coal’s Thunder Basin Coal Earns National Award for Public Outreach

The Interstate Mining Compact Commission (IMCC) selected Thunder Basin for its multi-faceted educational efforts to effectively reach people in the local community, the state and the nation. Thunder Basin has had involvement in state and national advertising campaigns that promote mining and reclamation. They have done extensive educational programs with schools including presentations at local high schools, specialized school tours, and hosted HawkQuest, a falconer group, at Campbell County Schools for two consecutive years.

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Xcel Energy’s Tolk Coal Plant & Related Savage Operation Named PRB Coal Users’ Plant of the Year

Savage Companies announced Xcel Energy’s Roy Tolk Station and Savage’s Tolk energy services group have been co-awarded the Powder River Basin Coal User’s Group’s “Plant of the Year” for 2010, citing the teams’ overall safe operations, environmental diligence, continual improvement and dedication to best practices. The award to both Xcel Energy’s Tolk Station and Savage will be presented at a Power Plant Awards Banquet in Baltimore, Md., on May 17. The Tolk Station was one of four plants considered for the award.

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Peabody Mines Earn President’s Awards for Superior Safety Results

Peabody Energy said the Farmersburg and Gateway mines earned its President’s Awards for achieving the best safety performance among the company’s surface and underground operations in 2009.

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Peabody Energy Earns Top Honors for Environmental Leadership in Colorado

Peabody Energy has earned dual honors for pioneering land restoration and water management best practices on thousands of acres of rangeland in Colorado. The company earned the 2009 ‘Excellence in Research and Use of New Practices Reclamation Award’ from the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety and the Colorado Mining Association for its work to restore lands at its former Seneca operations in the state.

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