Environmental Responsibility

River Hill Coal Company is a company committed to the environment and it continuously strives to improve on the effectiveness of its environmental efforts. After abandoned mines are re-mined, River Hill Coal Company restores the land to its original habitat and contour. Vegetation and wildlife, such as elk and trout ,are reintroduced into the surrounding landscape.

Committed to renewable resources, River Hill also incorporates biofuels and solar power. In an effort to reduce carbon emissions, the company is investigating how to reduce carbon dioxide production for the eventual prevention of emissions in the future.

Along with complying with all applicable environmental laws, regulations, permits and agreements, River Hill actively participates with Pennsylvania lawmakers to develop and implement new proactive environmental laws and regulations.

• Reintroduction of Plants/Wildlife
• Remining Abandoned Mines
• Environmental Legislation
• Land Restoration
• Biofuels
• Solar Power

Pennsylvania bears much of coal’s negative legacy: old mines that must be reclaimed and piles of “waste” coal that leech poisons into the groundwater with every rain. The state now spends up to $75,000 per acre to rehabilitate abandoned mines. Rather than have taxpayers’ money go to waste, River Hill re-mines these areas, produces high quality coal from the seams that were left behind, and then reclaims the area at company cost. What has been the result of River Hill’s efforts?

• Job creation
• Reintroduction of forest and wildlife where life could not exist 
• Metallurgical coal production for use in the steel production of the United States
• Power generation

In addition, we continually strive to improve the effectiveness of environmental management efforts and commit necessary resources to comply with all applicable environmental laws, regulations, permits and agreements.  We actively participate with Pennsylvania lawmakers to develop and implement environmental laws and regulations.  We are also investigating how we can reduce carbon dioxide production short-term for the eventual prevention of emissions and releases in the future. 

Environmental Membership

River Hill belongs to several associations that are engaged in the protection of the environment.

Mosquito Creek Sportsmen’s Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 218
Frenchville, PA 16836
Tel: + 1 814-263-4510

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Association, Inc
15 Club Road - P.O. Box 102
Sinnemahoning, PA 15861
Tel:  + 1 814-546-2835
Fax: + 1 814-546-2068

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
100 N. 20th Street - 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Tel: + 1 215-988-8800
Fax: +1 215-988-8810

Trout Unlimited
18 East Main Street, Suite 3
Lock Haven, PA 17745
Tel: + 1 570-748-4901

Professional Associations

At River Hill, we contribute our knowledge and experience to these organizations in order to create new ideas in industry for a better future.

The American Coke and Coal Chemicals Institute
1140 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 705
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: + 1 724-772-1167

American Iron and Steel Institute
1140 Connecticut Ave., NW
Suite 705
Washington, D.C. 20036
Tel: + 1 202-452-7100

Recognition and Awards

The Pennsylvania Game Commission
2001 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Home Safety Award