As the second-largest coal producer in the nation, Arch Coal provides 16 percent of the U.S. coal supply and fuels 8 percent of the nation’s electricity through mining complexes and reserves located in eight states, with operations in Central Appalachia, Northern Appalachia, the Illinois Basin and the West.
In 2009, Arch Coal acquired the Jacobs Ranch mine in Wyoming and combined it with an existing operation to create the world’s largest coal mining complex. Then this past year, in order to further diversify its portfolio of coal and establish a stronger footprint in the metallurgical coal market (for steel making), Arch acquired the International Coal Group assets and operations in Central and Northern Appalachia.
Arch Coal has long been a leader in environmental and mine safety performance. Arch Coal supports the research and development of advanced clean coal and coal conversion technologies, and has completed a number of award-winning environmental projects involving wetlands creation and pollution prevention. Arch Coal also emphasizes safety in mining operations, and has achieved a superior mine safety record.
Wyatt has worked with Arch Coal on a wide range of state and federal regulatory and permitting matters, transactions and litigation matters involving coal supply contracts and mining and property rights, among others.