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Pennsylvania Mines Recognized for Reclamation Excellence

Industry advocacy group the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance (PCA) has honored PBS/Corsa Coal and two other mining companies for their exemplary efforts in surface coal mine reclamation.

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JSPL Signs Captive Plant Supply Deal

Jindal Steel and Power (JSPL) announced August 22 that it secured a long-term agreement via linkage auction for the supply of its captive power generation facilities in Chhattisgarh, India.

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Rhino Resource Sells Elk Horn

Rhino Resource Partners LP has entered into an agreement to sell its Elk Horn coal leasing company to a third party for total cash consideration of $12.5 million.

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Peabody Energy, Illinois Reach Superpriority Agreement

Peabody Energy has reached a superpriority agreement with the Illinois State Department of Natural Resources regarding financial assurances in support of coal mine restoration. Peabody has self-bonding obligations in Illinois. The agreement follows agreements with Wyoming, New Mexico and Indiana that were approved by the bankruptcy court August 17.

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OSMRE Seeking to Boost Self-bonding Outlines

The U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) announced August 16 that it is entering a rulemaking process to strengthen regulations on self-bonding for coal operators.

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