Our Stewardship Approach

More than 20 years before land restoration was required by law in 1954, Peabody Energy launched "Operation Green Earth," an ambitious program to establish everything from wildlife habitat to prime farmland on mined lands.

Operation Green Earth - coal miners involved in an ambitious program to establish everything from wildlife habitat to prime farmland on mined landsWe return mined land to a condition that is equal to or better than before mining occurred. Every year, our environmental committee and a dedicated staff of corporate and field experts make this vision a reality.

Environmental initiatives begin before any mining activity starts. Detailed post-mining plans are researched, designed and approved. Contemporaneous land restoration during mining ensures the smallest active area for mining operations.

Peabody also implements good neighbor practices to ensure that we respond to our neighbors’ needs and operate in harmony with local communities. Each year, Peabody's land restoration efforts are recognized with a number of state, regional, national and international honors.

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