Annual awards highlight US mines’ environmental and safety performance

international-mining-logoTen American coal and mineral mines have won annual awards from the US Department of the Interior (DOI) for their outstanding contributions to the environment, mine reclamation and community outreach. The awards were presented by officials from the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) in ceremonies hosted in Washington by the National Mining Association (NMA). The NMA and the US Department of Labor also recognised 20 mines for their outstanding safety record in 2008, awarding them with ‘Sentinels of Safety’. (more…)

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