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Cordero Rojo mine to receive reclamation award

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World Coal,

Cloud Peak Energy’s Cordero Rojo mine has been awarded the 2015 State of Wyoming Reclamation Award by the state’s Department of Environmental Quality.

Colin Marshall, President and CEO of Cloud Peak Energy, noted: “Reclamation is a critical part of the mining process and this award recognises the successful work of all our employees at the Cordero Rojo mine. We will continue to return the land to a condition that is as good as or better than before mining began.”

The mine relocated a section of the Belle Fourche River and reclaimed the stream channel back to the same conditions before mining commenced. It is stable from erosion and full of grassland and aquatic life.

“Moving and returning the Belle Fourche River was a major project for our team, requiring significant planning and execution,” said Joe Vaccari, General Manager of the Cordero Rojo mine. “Its completion highlights our commitment to reclamation and environmental stewardship across the mine.”

Edited from Press Release by Harleigh Hobbs

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