Peabody Energy's Cottage Grove Mine Earns National Environmental Honor

Peabody Energy's Cottage Grove Mine in Saline County, Ill., was honored with a U.S. Department of the Interior 2012 Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Award for soil handling and crop management methods to restore prime farmland, achieving high yields of corn, soy beans, wheat and hay crops that are as good or better than county averages.