Alliance is committed to restoring and improving the areas around our mining operations.
For example, during mining in western Kentucky at Hopkins County Coal, Alliance's operation spanned 660 acres of hardwood wetlands. After mining was completed, Alliance restored the wetlands with more than 40,000 seedlings, many of which are growing at the exceptional rate of 2-3 feet per year. In addition to those 660 acres, Alliance revitalized nearly 1,200 additional acres, meaning over 1,800 acres have been returned to a natural state as of 2011. Of this acreage, 734 acres have been transferred to the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife for further use.