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  • October 13, 2015
    Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD), one of the largest U.S. coal producers and the only pure-play Powder River Basin (“PRB”) coal company, today announced its Cordero Rojo Mine, located near Gillette, Wyoming, received the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (“OSMRE”) 2015 Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Award for the successful restoration of the Belle Fourche River.  The award will be presented at the National Mining Association’s awards ceremony inmore...
  • August 24, 2015
    GILLETTE, Wyo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD), one of the largest U.S. coal producers and the only pure-play Powder River Basin (“PRB”) coal company, today announced that it has reached an agreement with a landowner near the company’s Cordero Rojo Mine in Wyoming, which provides Cordero Rojo with access to approximately 95 million tons of additional coal and enhances flexibility for the future development of the mine. The additional coalmore...
  • August 13, 2015
    SEATTLE, GILLETTE, Wyo. & BILLINGS, Mont.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SSA Marine, the Crow Tribe of Indians and Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE: CLD), today announced that the Crow Tribe and Cloud Peak Energy are joining SSA Marine as partners in the Gateway Pacific Terminal, located in the Northwest corner of Washington state. The Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT) is a planned 54 million metric ton, dry bulk, deep water export terminal designed to handle commodities such as coal, grain, and potash. GPT willmore...
  • October 8, 2014
    GILLETTE, Wyo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD), one of the largest U.S. coal producers and the only pure-play Powder River Basin (“PRB”) coal company, today provided an update on its award-winning reclamation and environmental programs for its surface mining operations. The company’s Cordero Rojo Mine, located in northeastern Wyoming, recently received approval for final, phase three bond release on more than 900 acres of permanently reclaimed land from themore...
  • July 30, 2014
    GILLETTE, Wyo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cloud Peak Energy announced today that the Company’s Antelope Mine, located in northeastern Wyoming, received the 2014 Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Award from U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement. The mine was recognized for its innovative techniques to promote native plant species and control cheatgrass, an introduced, invasive, and undesirable plant species. “more...
  • July 11, 2014
    GILLETTE, Wyo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cloud Peak Energy announced today that the company’s Cordero Rojo Mine, located in northeastern Wyoming, received the Governor’s Summit Safety Award in the Large Mine Category presented by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Mines Inspection and Safety Division. Through the end of 2013, Cordero Rojo Mine went 477 days without a lost-time injury and more than two-million employee and contractor hours without a lost-time injurymore...
  • July 2, 2014
    GILLETTE, Wyo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cloud Peak Energy announced today that the company’s Cordero Rojo Mine, located in northeastern Wyoming, will ship its one billionth ton of coal in the coming days. The mine sold approximately 36.7 million tons of coal in 2013, ranking it as the third largest coal mine by production in the U.S. last year. Since 2005, the mine has paid more than $1 billion in taxes and royalties to federal, state and local entities. “Achieving the onemore...
  • June 24, 2014
    SHERIDAN, Wyo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cloud Peak Energy confirms a fatality at its Spring Creek Mine in Montana at approximately 7:00 p.m. local time on June 23, 2014 in a single haul truck incident. There are no other injuries to report. Next of kin has been notified. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, co-workers and friends,” said Colin Marshall, Cloud Peak Energy President and CEO. The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and Big Horn Countymore...
  • June 5, 2014
    GILLETTE, Wyo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD), one of the largest U.S. coal producers, today announced that exploratory drilling is set to begin next week pursuant to the exploration agreement signed in early 2013 by the Crow Tribe of Indians and Big Metal Coal Co. LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cloud Peak Energy Inc. The Big Metal option and exploration agreements were signed on January 24, 2013, and those agreements were approved by the Bureaumore...
  • January 13, 2014
    GILLETTE, Wyo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cloud Peak Energy announced today that the company’s Cordero Rojo Mine, located in northeastern Wyoming, operated more than one-million work-hours consecutively without incurring a Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reportable injury. This safety achievement is due to the diligent work of employees and contractors at Cordero Rojo Mine since May 2013. “I want to congratulate all those at Cordero Rojo Mine on achieving thismore...

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