Arch Coal, Inc. and its operating subsidiary Mingo Logan Coal Company were recognized by the U.S. Department of Interior's Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement) for demonstrating exemplary interaction, communication and involvement with the surrounding communities.

The 2015 Good Neighbor Award was presented to the Mountain Laurel complex for its ongoing community service efforts that included outdoor education and stewardship programs which provided outdoor experiences for community members who otherwise may not have had the opportunity, an annual Earth Day celebration with a local elementary school, the donation of Rockhouse Lake Recreation Area to the Logan County Commission, and the ongoing participation in the Spruce River Community Advisory Panel - a long-time partnership that works to improve the greater Sharples, W.Va. community. Moreover, employees continued their tradition of giving back to the community by donating volunteer time and more than $35,000 to the annual Christmas Giving Program. The donations allowed the mine to brighten the holiday season for students at eight schools in five counties, a local nursing facility and a number of underprivileged families in the area.


Congratulations to the new officers for 2016 of The National Mining Association (NMA), who were elected at its late October Board of Directors meeting in Washington.  

·        Chairman – Kevin Crutchfield, Chairman and CEO, Alpha Natural Resources, LLC

·        Vice Chairman – Phillips Baker, President and CEO, Hecla Mining Company

·        President – Hal Quinn, President and CEO of NMA

·        Secretary – Bruce Watzman, NMA Senior Vice President for Regulatory Affairs

·        Treasurer – Roger Roberts, NMA Senior Vice President for Administration

·        Asst. Secretary – Katie Sweeney, Senior Vice President and General Counsel