“The recipients of this year’s award represent a few of the many dedicated Pennsylvanians who have committed their businesses, schools and other organisations to be good stewards of the environment,” Corbett said.
“Their efforts are key to ensure that Pennsylvania’s air, land and water are clean for generations to come.”
Robindale created the Seanor-GFCC project in Westmoreland county, to remove approximately 305,097 short tons of waste coal from the Loyalhanna Creek Watershed.
The company entered into a contract with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to remove all usable waste coal; restore the site to approximate original contour; topsoil and revegetate the affected area to establish positive surface run-off, eliminating the acidic run-off to the streams; and enhance the area throughout the rails to trail segment at no cost to DEP.
Other winning projects comprised activities including tailgate recycling, abandoned mine drainage abatement, rain gardens and the use of alternative energy.