We are stewards of the land and must always keep in mind that actions today impact how future generations’ will use and enjoy the land. It is our acceptance and responsibility of this principle that guides our mine development. It is with this in-mind that we are taking a comprehensive and holistic approach to all aspects of our operations and are considering closure at the beginning.
Our approach includes early and ongoing discussions with local communities and indigenous peoples. It includes building environmental protections into the mine design. It includes creating safe, family-supporting jobs for hundreds of people. It includes mining quality, high-grade steelmaking coal that will be used to build hospitals, schools, and bridges, to name a few. Steel that will be critical to our transition to a renewable economy.
The Michel Coal Project began by bringing water and mining experts with experience from around the globe together to propose designs that would protect the environment and generate strong economics. Many designs were explored and refined. The result is a economically strong mine design that protects water quality, minimizes dust generation, and returns habitat to wildlife throughout the mine life by using innovative globally proven technologies.