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Coal Mine Reclamation - groundtruthtrekking.org

Sep 26, 2012  Reclamation Process. One of Usibelli's coal mines is in the Two Bull Ridge area. Reclamation standards for vegetation have been defined for this site, which is outlined here as an example of reclamation in Alaska. As stated in the permit, wildlife habitat is the goal for post-mining land use, and the primary objective of the reclamation plan is to encourage natural revegetation.

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Mine Land Reclamation in Action - OSMRE

Mine Land Reclamation in Action. Two centuries of US coal mining occurred before the passage of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) of 1977. Land that was once considered dangerous and unwelcoming is finding new purpose through innovative reclamation projects. Reclaiming a Company Town Project in Mather, PA.

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Mine reclamation - Wikipedia

Reclamation processes. As part of the life cycle of a surface coal mine, completed mine areas must undergo rehabilitation.When mining ends, operators must restore the land to its approximate original contour (AOC) or leave the land graded and suitable for a “higher and better” post-mining land use (PMLU) that has been approved as part of the original mining permit application.

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Good - and not-so-good - mine reclamation projects ...

Mar 08, 2019  Good – and not-so-good – mine reclamation projects. By Willie Dodson March 8, 2019. Reclaiming Appalachia’s coal lands. This is the first of a series of blogs exploring two federal programs aimed at spurring economic development in Appalachia by repurposing old, unused coal mining sites into new, vibrant economic projects. Looking at ...

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Mine Reclamation: A Green Transition Strategy with Promise ...

Aug 11, 2020  The trick is to make sure that reclamation jobs actually go to the former miners. The report, titled Coal Mine Cleanup Works, estimates that cleaning up and reclaiming coal mine sites in Montana, North Dakota, Colorado, and Wyoming could generate between 4,893 and 9,786 “job-years.” That adds up to approximately 65 percent of the current ...

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The Forestry Reclamation Approach: guide to successful ...

County, 10 years after reclamation by planting tree seedlings into heavy ground cover. Bottom right: Mined site in Nicholas County, about 10 years after reclamation by planting tree seedlings on good mine soil material. Note how much growth has occurred between the top whorl of branches and the second row of branches in the sapling at center.

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Reclaiming Abandoned Mines: Turning Coal Country’s Toxic ...

Mining production is falling, which is good news for tackling climate change and air pollution, but Appalachia and other coal states are also feeling the economic pain that comes with it. And that ...

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Project Pit Stop - About

Mining gets a bad rap in society. Lots of this comes from other kinds of mining and the environmental devastation it can cause (think coal mining, mountain top removal, or acid mine drainage) and the criticism is well-deserved. But aggregate mining is a little different.

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Bureau of Land Management 2020 BLM Reclamation and ...

DOI, through the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), has presented reclamation awards to coal operators since the initiation of the awards program in 1986. In 2002, the DOI requested that the BLM institute its own annual awards program open to nationwide solid mineral operations (non-coal), without regard to land ...

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Reclamation of Coal Mining Operations: Select Issues and ...

Nov 17, 2020  reclamation of coal mining sites on federal, nonfederal, and tribal lands in the United States. In addition to the requirements in SMCRA, coal mining operations may be subject to additional state and federal laws, such as permitting under the Clean Water Act. All coal mining operations

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good reclamation coal mining - greenrevolution.org

good reclamation coal mining. Mine reclamation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mine reclamation is the process of restoring land that has been mined to a natural or economically usable state. Although the process of mine reclamation occurs once mining is completed; the preparation and planning of mine reclamation activities occur prior to a ...

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RRC Gives Coal Mining Reclamation Award to Dos ... - Texas

Apr 19, 2021  Sub-bituminous coal from the Olmos Formation had been harvested from the surface mine, supplying 2-3 million metric tons of coal per year to a Mexican federal electricity commission power plant. RRC’s award recognizes Dos Republicas’ reclamation of the Dahlstrom pit, which was graded and merged with the surrounding area in 2018 and 2019.

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Mine Reclamation: A Green Transition Strategy with Promise ...

Aug 11, 2020  The trick is to make sure that reclamation jobs actually go to the former miners. The report, titled Coal Mine Cleanup Works, estimates that cleaning up and reclaiming coal mine sites in Montana, North Dakota, Colorado, and Wyoming could generate between 4,893 and 9,786 “job-years.” That adds up to approximately 65 percent of the current ...

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DNR: Reclamation: What is Coal?

Indiana Coal Characteristics. Coal is generally characterized and priced based upon its different characteristics Some of the most common are: BTUs—how hot does it burn. Indiana coal provides good heat value; 10,500-12,000 BTUs/lb. Moisture Content—the amount of water reduces the fuel or burning power, and can generate excess steam.

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The Forestry Reclamation Approach: guide to successful ...

County, 10 years after reclamation by planting tree seedlings into heavy ground cover. Bottom right: Mined site in Nicholas County, about 10 years after reclamation by planting tree seedlings on good mine soil material. Note how much growth has occurred between the top whorl of branches and the second row of branches in the sapling at center.

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Coal Slides - How to Reclaim Land Damaged by Coal Mining

May 05, 2010  How to Reclaim Land Damaged by Coal Mining. By Cassie Rodenberg. May 5, 2010. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that it

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First new coal mine in Colorado sparks economic hope in ...

Jun 24, 2021  The mine is permitted through the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety with a surety bond of $4.6 million held by the state. In 2019, Cline sought BLM approval to mine an additional 8 million tons of federally-owned coal, which would extend the life of the mine

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OSMRE AR Tennessee

In Tennessee, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) has operated a Federal regulatory program as the primary regulator under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA) since October 1984 when the State repealed its surface mining law. OSMRE also has regulatory authority responsibilities for surface coal mining activities in the states of Georgia ...

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New Report Highlights Coal Reclamation Failures across the ...

The report finds that coal companies are not reclaiming mines, and, with the coal industry on shaky financial ground, the public faces increasing liability for massive reclamation costs. With ...

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The reclamation myth, it’s still happening too ...

Oct 14, 2014  The industry argues that it does a good job of reclaiming the land, and will use a handful of good examples of reclamation with a few nice pictures, and pretend that this is the norm. I particularly like this tweet from the West Virginia Coal Association a few weeks back.

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SMCRA: It's Back in the News and That's Not Good News For Coal

The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) stands alone among environmental statutes because of its dual, competing goals: Congress enacted SMCRA to promote coal mining to provide the nation with an important source of fuel, while also minimizing mining's environmental impacts.

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Mountaintop Mining Legacy: Destroying Appalachia’s Streams ...

Jul 20, 2009  But over the past decade, the Hobet 21 mountaintop removal coal mining operation has obliterated 25 square miles of surrounding highlands. From the air, the mine is a 10-mile-long, mottled gray blotch among the green, crisscrossed by trucks and earth movers, appended by black lakes of coal

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Community involvement key to safe, reclaimable coal mines ...

May 26, 2021  We ought to be promising pretty good reclamation.” People also need to understand that a reclaimed coal mine will have to be monitored for many decades to ensure it’s stable and behaving as desired. “To think we’re going to build these landscapes (that) cover many square kilometres, we’re going to get that perfect the first time and ...

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Coal Mine Reclamation: Federal and State Agencies Face ...

Mar 06, 2018  What GAO Found. State agencies and the Department of the Interior's Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) reported holding approximately $10.2 billion in surety bonds (guaranteed by a third party), collateral bonds (guaranteed by a tangible asset, such as a certificate of deposit), and self-bonds (guaranteed on the basis of a coal operator's own finances) as

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good reclamation coal mining - greenrevolution.org

good reclamation coal mining. Mine reclamation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mine reclamation is the process of restoring land that has been mined to a natural or economically usable state. Although the process of mine reclamation occurs once mining is completed; the preparation and planning of mine reclamation activities occur prior to a ...

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Coal mine reclamation - Global Energy Monitor

Apr 29, 2021  Coal mine reclamation is the rehabilitation of land after coal mining operations have stopped. It is a requirement of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) of 1977.. As mining operations cease bulldozers and scrapers are used to reshape the disturbed area. Reclamation should allow for the area to be resistant to soil erosion and, based on the soil requirements, fertilized

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2021 Texas Coal Mining Reclamation Award Winner

AUSTIN – A coal mining operation near the Texas-Mexico border was commended for its environmental restoration after shutting down operations. RRC’s commissioners on Tuesday recognized Dos Republicas Resource Co. with the agency’s 2021 Texas Coal Mining Reclamation Award. Dos Republicas’ 6,348-acre Eagle Pass Mine, which has held a ...

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DNR: Reclamation: Coal Mine Information System

The Coal Mine Information System (CMIS) is a repository for historical coal mining information in Indiana. It was developed through a cooperative agreement between the Indiana Geological Survey and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Reclamation. In addition to historical documents, prepared maps and reports, the CMIS has ...

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Coal Slides - How to Reclaim Land Damaged by Coal Mining

May 05, 2010  How to Reclaim Land Damaged by Coal Mining. By Cassie Rodenberg. May 5, 2010. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that it

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SECRETARY NORTON, INTERIOR AGENCIES RECOGNIZE RECLAMATION

The OSM awards recognize performance under the Surface Mining Reclamation and Control Act, which sets the standards for coal mining reclamation. "The 2004 winners have gone well beyond simple compliance with the law; they illustrate outstanding initiative,dedication and stewardship," Jarrett said.

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OSMRE AR Tennessee

In Tennessee, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) has operated a Federal regulatory program as the primary regulator under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA) since October 1984 when the State repealed its surface mining law. OSMRE also has regulatory authority responsibilities for surface coal mining activities in the states of Georgia ...

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SMCRA: It's Back in the News and That's Not Good News For Coal

The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) stands alone among environmental statutes because of its dual, competing goals: Congress enacted SMCRA to promote coal mining to provide the nation with an important source of fuel, while also minimizing mining's environmental impacts.

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Mining Regulations and Statutes - Kentucky Energy and ...

Mining Regulations and Statutes. The mining divisions are guided by statutes, regulations, reclamation advisory memorandums and technical reclamation memorandums in the implementation of their regulatory programs. The Cabinet's Department for Natural Resources is the agency with front-line responsibility for carrying out the statutes and the ...

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Wyoming Coal Bankruptcies: Who is Responsible for Reclamation?

Feb 06, 2020  “Coal mine economics continue to deteriorate. Coal generation is at its lowest level since 1975, and these are trends that are probably not going to reverse.” The resource council was founded in 1973 to advocate for responsible energy development, and Anderson said tracking reclamation efforts was a top priority for the organization in 2020 ...

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Transitioning from Coal Is the Goal – How to Get There Is ...

Jun 24, 2021  Whatever the cause, Horseherder and Nuvamsa said the federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) is “failing miserably” at its job of holding Peabody responsible for returning land to the tribes in “as good condition as received,” as required under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act.

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Surface Coal Mining in Appalachia US EPA

Sep 27, 2019  Coal is mined in Appalachia by both surface and underground mining techniques. Surface coal mining methods in the steep terrain of the central Appalachian coalfields include mountaintop removal, contour, area and highwall mining. Coal mining operations are found in Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Alabama and ...

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Cheney Introduces Bill To Reauthorize The Abandoned Mine ...

Apr 15, 2021  In addition, recognizing what is happening to the coal market, it reduces the fee by 40%. A healthy coal industry means that the nation has a healthy abandoned mine cleanup program. Considering the current balance in the AML Trust Fund, this fee reduction will not hamper historic or current reclamation efforts in AML programs nationwide.”

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