Dallas, Texas 08/08/2014 (FINANCIALSTRENDS) – The fact that Arch Coal Inc (NYSE:ACI), the largest coal producer for companies generating steel and power on a global platform, does not carry its environmental responsibilities lightly, was recently reiterated. U.S. Department of Interior’s Office of Surface Mining commending the Forestry Reclamation Approach by subsidiary Vindex, upheld Arch Coal’s continued focus on sustainable coal mining in the Appalachian region.
Regional Director of Surface Mining, Thomas Shope commended “Vindex’s efforts truly represent the best of the best in using the Forestry Reclamation Approach,” recognizing the concentrated efforts to engage process and approaches which ensured Reclamation remained of the highest standard and minimal environmental impact due to the reclamation.
Environmental Care Focus
Arch Coal Inc (NYSE:ACI) Eastern Operations President Gary Bennett, in his congratulatory message commented that, “Congratulations to the team at Vindex for earning respect for best practices in Appalachia. This wide recognition shines light on the company’s enthusiasm for environmental care.”
Forestry Reclamation Approach
Back in 2005, the Forestry Reclamation Approach was adopted by the Maryland Department even as the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative coalition was put into place in 2005. With lateral support by U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface Mining, the Approach relates to particular program. Participants in the Approach are required to contribute to the forest habitat. Some of the requirements of the improvement and support process include planting of high-value hardwood trees.
The award which recognized Vindex as one of the green miners among seven states reflects the mining company’s continued engagement in afforestation, especially in the Applachain region. U.S.-based Arch Coal Inc (NYSE:ACI) with ownership of over 5 billion tons of reserves in both metallurgical as well as thermal coal varieties serves clients across power and steel industries in nearly 5 continents.