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.