The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) has announced the winners of the 2016 Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Awards, which honor coal mine operators who have carried out exemplary reclamation of the land they have mined after production is completed.
This is the 30th year that OSMRE will give awards to operators who ensure their on-the-ground performance not only conforms with the mining permit, but is exemplary within that state or geographic area; that other mining activities at the site do not detract from the award-winning activity, and that they have no outstanding violations or past record of not abating violations. The judges based their selections on:
This year’s honourees are listed below:
The 2016 Excellence in Surface Mining Awards will be presented at the 2016 International MINExpo in Las Vegas, Nevada on 28 September 2016.