Four Wyoming Mining Companies Receive ‘Good Neighbor Award’

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Four Wyoming mining companies recently received “The Good Neighbor Award” from the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement.

The award is given to mine operators for successfully working with the community while completing mining and reclamation operations that benefit the state and the nation. The four Wyoming coal mine operators recognized are Arch Coal, Cloud Peak Energy, Kiewit Mining Group, and Peabody Energy. The mine operators coordinated the effort in cooperation with the Thunder Basin Grasslands Prairie Ecosystem Association.

The association is a private non-profit organization dedicated to a responsible and balanced, science-based approach to the long-term management of members’ lands. Current membership includes 22 livestock/agricultural producers and ten Wyoming Surface Coal Mines as well as three associate members.

Wyoming Mining Association Executive Director Travis Deti said the award recognizes the outstanding and ongoing efforts of Wyoming’s coal industry to be a good neighbor and steward, as partnering with the ranching and business communities and working collaboratively is clearly in the best interest of our state.” Deti added that reclamation and environmental stewardship are world class, and we can all be proud of the men and women who work so hard to make this happen.

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