Award-Winning Practices

Our commitment to safe work practices, environmental stewardship and corporate citizenship often earn us state and national recognition. Here are our recent awards:

Safety Awards

Year Unit Award
2016 Lone Mountain Lone Mountain earned an MSHA Certificate of Achievement in Safety for working 246,181 hours without a lost workday incident in 2015 at the Darby Fork underground mine.
2016 Leer Leer mine was recognized with the NIOSH Innovative Safety award for its development and implementation of a stockpile safety system.
2016 Vindex Vindex Energy's Wolf Den mine was honored with a national Sentinels of Safety award for achieving the best 2015 safety record among small-scale U.S. surface coal mines.
2016 Coal Creek Coal Creek mine was recognized by the Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute as the top Safety Award recipient based on its 2015 incident rate compared to other small surface mines in an eight-state region.
2016 West Elk West Elk mine was recognized by the Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute as the top Safety Award recipient based on its 2015 incident rate compared to other large underground mines in an eight-state region.
2016 Black Thunder Thunder Basin's Black Thunder was recognized by the State Mine Inspector's Office for achieving the top safety performance among large surface mines in Wyoming.
2016 Coal-Mac Coal-Mac's Holden 22 mine earned the Bart B. Lays, Jr. Milestones of Safety Award, West Virginia's top 2015 safety award among surface mines.

For a complete list of safety awards, please click here.
 

Environmental Stewardship Awards

Year Unit Award Organization
2016 Black Thunder State Reclamation Award The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
2016 Wolf Run Greenlands Award The West Virginia Dept. of Environmental Protection
2016 Coal-Mac West Virginia Good Neighbor Award The West Virginia Dept. of Environmental Protection
2016 Vindex State Reclamation Award The West Virginia Dept. of Environmental Protection
2016 Mountain Laural State Reclamation Award The West Virginia Dept. of Environmental Protection
2016 Coal-Mac State Reclamation Award The West Virginia Dept. of Environmental Protection
2015 Mountain Laurel National Good Neighbor Award U.S. Dept. of the Interior

For a complete list of environmental awards, please click here.