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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. ─ During the Joint Spring meeting with the West Virginia Coal Mining Institute, which took place April 19-20 in Morgantown, 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,” WVCA 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.”

West Virginia Coal Hall of Fame Inducts R. Donald Cussins, Pramod Thakur, Doug Hardman, and George Schuller

Charleston, W.Va. - - The West Virginia Coal Hall of Fame, a joint initiative between the West Virginia Coal Mining Institute and the West Virginia Coal Association and housed at the WVU Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources in Morgantown, inducted its newest class of honorees at a ceremony Tuesday evening, April 19th, at the Marriott at Waterfront Place in Morgantown.

This year’s honorees include R. Donald Cussins, former President of Buffalo Coal Company; Pramod Thakur, President of Expert Solutions for Mine Safety and longtime senior executive for CONSOL Energy, LLC; Doug Hardman, former Vice Chairman, J.H. Fletcher & Co.; and George Schuller, President of Peabody Australia and Chief Operating Officer of Compass Minerals.

WV Coal Association, WV Coal Mining Institute to Jointly Sponsor Mining Program Apr. 19-20 in Morgantown

The West Virginia Coal Association is joining together with the West Virginia Coal Mining Institute to sponsor a special program for mining professionals on April 19-20, at the Marriott at Waterfront Place in Morgantown.

The program will engage and inform mining professionals on developing technologies, mine safety and environmental programs, and emerging threats and challenges facing the industry. The agenda will feature special guest speakers as well as a variety of technical presentations during the two-day program.

OP ED: Banking Bill Essential to Fight Woke Capitalists

Chris Hamilton, President & CEO
WV Coal Association
(304) 342-4153

President Joe Biden and his liberal allies have not hidden their desire to use any means necessary to enact their radical Green New Deal social agenda.

Biden has nominated a slew of agency appointees who have openly said they would use their agency power to enact rigorous anti-fossil fuel climate policies. Meanwhile, his Special Presidential Envoy on Climate, John Kerry, has reportedly been pressuring big banks to cut off financing and divest from coal, oil, and natural gas companies. We are in the middle of an energy crisis in this country, and one needs only to look to what’s going on right now in Europe to see the dangers of what could happen when you let radical social activists cut off reliable sources of energy.

WV Coal Association Statement Regarding Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court Oral Arguments in West Virginia v EPA

Charleston, W.Va. – Chris Hamilton, President and CEO of the West Virginia Coal Association offered the following statement following Monday’s oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in West Virginia v Environmental Protection Agency:  

“This case is about reining in the unchecked power of federal agencies, and specifically the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to limit carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.