SOURCE: Energy Digital

Energy Digital

November 17, 2010 15:44 ET

In the November Issue of Energy Digital the Award-Winning Amerikohl Mining Beat the Dark Coal Industry Odds Once and Can Do It Again

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - November 17, 2010) - Amerikohl Mining has planted approximately 1.6 million trees in the past 10 years and reclaimed over 32,000 acres of farmland. Annually, the Company plants anywhere from a quarter of a million to three quarters of a million trees, winning more awards than any other coal operator in Pennsylvania each year for the last 25 years.

"In the mid '80s when the coal business was not very good, a lot of companies failed here in Pennsylvania and in Maryland," says John Stilley, President.

"We got into the reclamation business on behalf of the surety companies who posted bonds ensuring reclamation to the various regulatory agencies. We worked out an arrangement with the sureties where we replaced their bonds with our bonds and made third-party agreements to complete reclamation at sites not completed by the original operators, which amounts to 150 to 200 of those 500 sites."

Founded in 1978, Amerikohl Mining produces about one million tons of coal, about three quarters of a million tons of aggregate and operates about 250 gas wells annually in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.

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