Each year, the Utah Board of Oil, Gas and Mining presents Earth Day Awards to companies, organizations or individuals who go above and beyond what is required by regulation to protect the environment, while developing Utah’s natural resources.
Awards are presented in the areas of oil and gas, minerals mining and coal mining. Specific award categories are environmental improvement to an active mine site, exploration site, or producing field; outstanding results following applications of innovative environmental technology; and outstanding final reclamation or site restoration.
The following companies received Earth Day Awards for 2017:
Alpine Gems, LLC- Butler Valley Quarries reclamation project in Kane County
Canyon Fuel Company, LLC- Sufco Mine wildlife habitat improvement projects in Sevier County
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation- Greater Natural Buttes reclamation and seeding project in Uintah County
Rio Tinto- Kennecott Utah Copper, LLC- East Waste Rock Extension project in Salt Lake County