We have a leading position in the three major U.S. low-sulfur
coal basins. Using cleaner burning, low-sulfur coal from Arch’s
mines has allowed the nation’s electric utilities to reduce
emissions of sulfur dioxide dramatically. The U.S. EPA says since
1970 emissions from coal-fired electricity plants have been cut
nationally by one third, despite a tripling of coal consumption over
that same time frame.
As a natural resource company, Arch Coal takes its responsibility to the land seriously. We integrate reclamation of the land into every phase of mining. Great care is taken to ensure that the land is restored to a natural and productive state once mining is complete.
Arch uses third-party surety bonds to secure all reclamation obligations. Surety markets have been supportive as result of our top tier assets, strong business outlook and proven environmental record companywide.
We promote economic development with post-mine land use. You’ll find the only arctic char fish hatchery east of the Mississippi River, as well as a lush, 18-hole links style golf course in southern West Virginia on former Arch Coal mine sites.
Helping to meet the world's infrastructure and energy needs in a careful and responsible manner is central to Arch Coal's mission.