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WVU Football Honors State’s Mining Heritage

West Virginia football will debut a black alternate uniform for the 2024 season that's designed to pay homage to the state's rich coal tradition and honor miners who work underground daily to supply energy around the world. After the unveiling of new blue, gold and white uniforms at the annual Gold-Blue Spring game, the black alternate unform serves as an additional uniform set for the Mountaineers to showcase on select occasions. The ideas and designs for the black alternate uniform came from a day spent with actual miners.

West Virginia Coal Association Statement on EPA’s Final Carbon Rule

Chris Hamilton, President and CEO of the West Virginia Coal Association offered the following statement regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement today of a final rule affecting carbon emissions from coal-fired electricity facilities:

State Mining Companies, Operations Recognized for Excellence in Safety and Reclamation

During West Virginia Mining Symposium, which took place March 26-27 in Charleston, the West Virginia Coal Association recognized and celebrated “Exemplary Mine Safety & Environmental Excellence” achievements of mining industry operations across the state.

“West Virginia’s coal industry continues to show its resilience and commitment to excellence across the board,” West Virginia Coal Association President Chris Hamilton said. “It’s always a proud day for us when we can recognize those who excel in safety and reclamation, showing that the best and brightest in the industry are right here in West Virginia.”

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and the West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety & Training co-sponsor this special mining awards program.

State and National Leaders to Headline 50th Annual West Virginia Mining Symposium March 26-27

Featuring local, state, and federal officials as well as industry experts, the West Virginia Coal Association will host the 50th Annual West Virginia Mining Symposium March 26-27 at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center in Charleston, West Virginia. 

Chris Hamilton, President and Chief Executive Officer of the West Virginia Coal Association, said, “The Symposium draws wide participation from all sectors of the mining industry and provides an opportunity for the industry to discuss current domestic and international marketing and production trends, while showcasing new mining and mine safety technologies.”