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2018 News Releases

March 1, 2018

  • DMME Receives $5.8 Million to Reclaim Abandoned Mine Lands
  • January 16, 2018
    DMME Announces C-Power to provide Demand Response Services

    2017 News Releases

    November 13, 2017
    Coal Mining Certification Exams To Be Electronic in 2018

    November 6, 2017
    DMME Awarded for Leadership in Energy Efficiency

    October 18, 2017
    DMME and VOGA Announce Natural Gas Awards

    September 25, 2017
    DMME Celebrates Earth Science Week in October

    September 13, 2017
    Virginia Recognizes 25 Mines for Excellence in Worker Safety

    August 31, 2017
    Virginia Abandoned Mine Land Project Receives National Environmental Award

    August 01, 2017
    Virginia Now Equipped with Best Technology in Mine Rescue

    July 11, 2017
    Virginia’s Mineral Mines Awarded for Safety and Environmental Excellence

    June 20, 2017
    DMME Accepting AML Economic Development Project Proposals

    June 15, 2017
    Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to Co-Host Career Symposium in Big Stone Gap

    June 9, 2017
    Public Invited to DMME Open House in Charlottesville

    June 1, 2017
    Wellmore Coal Company’s Red Team took top honors in the 31st annual Governor’s Cup Mine Rescue and Safety Contest Thursday, June 1, 2017

    May 24, 2017
    DMME Announces Advisory Group for Economic Development Projects

    May 12, 2017
    Pocahontas Exhibition Mine Kicks off the Season with 140 Tazewell County 5th Graders

    May 11, 2017
    Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy Receives $10 Million to Develop Abandoned Mine Land Sites

    April 27, 2017
    Russell County Students Plant 1,800 Trees at Arbor Day Event

    March 28, 2017
    Governor McAuliffe Announces 65% Growth in Solar Industry-related Jobs in Virginia in 2016

    February 20, 2017
    New Program to Create More Clean Energy Jobs in Virginia

    January 25, 2017
    Governor McAuliffe Announces Construction of Virginia’s Largest Solar Farm

    January 06, 2017
    Mineral Mining Certification Program Available Online

    2016 News Releases

    December 20, 2016
    DMME SWVA Offices to close Fridays beginning February 2017.

    November 18, 2016
    DMME Helps Disburse Over $9 Million in Natural Gas Royalties

    November 15, 2016
    Abandoned Mine Land Grant Funds Water Expansion in Buchanan County

    November 03, 2016
    DMME Wins National Award for Training Video

    October 28, 2016
    Virginia Celebrates Mine Rescue Day October 30th

    October 27, 2016
    Virginia Awards Coal Mines for Safety

    October 21, 2016
    Governor McAuliffe Updates Energy Plan

    October 18, 2016
    Governor McAuliffe Proclaims Earth Science Week in Virginia

    October 06, 2016
    Sixth Annual Energy Expo Held at Ridgeview Middle School

    October 05, 2016
    DMME’s Daniel Kestner Awarded National Reclamationist of the Year

    August 03, 2016
    Alden Resources Blue Team Wins 50th Annual VMI Mine Rescue Contest

    August 03, 2016
    Virginia Natural Gas Regulations to be reviewed by STRONGER

    July 28, 2016
    DMME Announces Safety and Reclamation Winners in Mineral Mining

    July 25, 2016
    DMME Geologists Help Author Geology of Virginia

    July 7, 2016
    DMME to Host Open House in Big Stone Gap July 14th

    July 1, 2016
    Mine Safety and Reclamation in Virginia Recognized Nationally

    June 30, 2016
    DMME Funds Streambank Project in Buchanan County

    June 03, 2016
    DMME Receives Grant to Stop Buchanan County Landslide

    June 02, 2016
    Alpha Maxxim Shared Services Blue Team Claims the Governor's Cup

    May 24, 2016
    Self-Bonds Not Accepted for Coal Mine Reclamation in Virginia

    May 13, 2016
    DMME to Host Blasting Event for the Public

    April 28, 2016
    Coal Surface and First Class Foreman Certifications Now Accepted by Mineral Mining Industry

    April 25, 2016
    DMME Celebrates Safety Days and Exhibition Mine Opening

    April 22, 2016
    DMME Celebrates 12th Annual Arbor Day

    March 24, 2016
    DMME and Partners Moving Forward on Offshore Wind Research

    March 16, 2016
    DMME Receives National Recognition for Mine Safety and Training

    March 11, 2016
    Virginia Establishes First Mine Rescue Team

    March 07, 2016
    First Collegiate Mine Rescue Scrimmage Held in Virginia

    January 26, 2016
    Over $50,000 in Natural Gas Royalties Awaiting W-9 Forms

    January 11, 2016
    Record Amount of Natural Gas Royalties Disbursed in 2015

    January 07, 2016
    Coal Mining Certification Now Accepted By Mineral Industry

    2015 News Releases

    December 21, 2015
    Virginia To Use More Renewable Energy

    October 30, 2015
    DMME Celebrates Mine Rescue Day

    October 29, 2015
    Governor McAuliffe Announces Federal Grant Funds for Ethanol Pumps

    October 15, 2015
    Site of First Commercial Coal Mine in America Opens as a Park

    October 09, 2015
    DMME Hosts 2015 Energy Expo with Ridgeview Middle School

    October 05, 2015
    DMME Charlottesville Celebrates Earth Science Week

    October 02, 2015
    Virginia Mines Recognized for Safety Awards

    October 01, 2015
    Governor McAuliffe Proclaims October 11-17 Earth Science Week

    September 30, 2015
    DMME Receives MSHA Grant for Emergency Training

    September 26, 2015
    Virginia Receives Energy Efficiency Grant

    September 16, 2015
    Virginia Operator Wins National Reclamation Award

    September 2, 2015
    Governor McAuliffe Announces Energy Efficiency Program

    August 25, 2015
    Richmond Opens Its First Electric Vehicle Charging Station

    August 6, 2015
    Team Wins Annual VMI Mine Rescue & Safety Contest

    July 24, 2015
    DMME and VTCA Award Mineral Miners for Safety

    July 22, 2015
    DMME Receives MSHA Training Grant

    July 15, 2015
    DMME to Assess Potential Carbon Storage Resources Offshore

    June 30, 2015
    DMME Announces First Natural Gas Awards

    June 29, 2015
    DMME Assists with Alternative Fuel Program

    June 18, 2015
    DMME Assists Bureau of Ocean Energy Management through State Geologist Agreement

    June 10, 2015
    DMME Receives New Tool for Emergency Response and Training

    June 4, 2015
    Maxxim Shared Services Wins Annual Governor's Cup Mine Rescue and Safety Contest

    May 14, 2015
    Gas Owners to Receive Royalty Payments from Escrow Need to Complete W-9 IRS Form

    May 11, 2015
    DMME to assist Governor McAuliffe with Energy Efficiency

    March 25, 2015
    Buchanan County Receives Funding for Water Project in Hurley, VA

    March 24, 2015
    Virginia Secures First Offshore Wind Research Lease

    January 15, 2015
    DMME Geologists Featured in 2011 Earthquake Report

    January 15, 2015
    DMME works with Governor McAuliffe on Solar Energy

    January 6, 2015
    Virginia Receives $4.8 Million for Abandoned Mine Land Projects



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