December 8th, 2015

West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and Alpha Natural Resources Reach Agreement Related to Self-Bonded Mine Reclamation Obligations

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has entered into a consent order with Alpha Natural Resources Inc. related to the bankrupt coal company’s mine site reclamation obligations. In addition to requiring Alpha to continue to reduce the amount of self-bonding it has for mine site reclamation, the order provides an additional $39 million in financial assurances to back the company’s legal obligation to reclaim its West Virginia operations. To read the entire press release issued by DEP, click here.

Bailey & Glasser attorney Kevin Barrett represents the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection.