The Utah Board of Oil, Gas and Mining announced the recipients’ of the 2018 Environmental Excellence Awards at an open house in Salt Lake. Awards were presented by Utah Speaker of the House Greg Hughes, Board Chair Ruland Gill, Jr., Board members Susan Davis, Rich Boren, Carl Kendell, Mike Brown, and Chris Hansen.
Previously known as Earth Day Awards, Environmental Excellence Awards are presented to companies, organizations or individuals in the oil and gas, minerals and coal mining industries that go beyond what is required by regulation to protect the environment, while responsibly developing Utah’s natural resources
The following companies received Environmental Excellence Awards for 2018;
Dugout Canyon Mine for their environmental improvements to an active mine site and outstanding results from implementing innovative environmental technology during contemporaneous reclamation on a portion of the waste rock pile.
Skyline Mine for their outstanding results following applications of innovated environmental technology on creation of a ventilation shaft for the Flat Canyon lease.
Sufco Mine for environmental improvement to an active mine site. They provided funds, equipment, and man power to make improvements to facilities at Skutumpah Reservoir and trail improvements along Quitchupah Creek.
Conoco Phillips received an award for their environmental improvements to an active drilling field within the Drunkards Wash field in Carbon County.
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation received an award for their spill mitigation efforts in the greater natural buttes area in the Uinta Basin.
Dominion Energy/Questar Pipeline received an award for their storage integrity management program in their Clay Basin, Coalville, and Chalk Creek storage fields.
Rio Tinto Kennecott received an award for their ongoing East Waste Rock/South Waste Rock reclamation project.
For full project descriptions, visit http://ogm.utah.gov/amr/boardtemp/redesign/2018/03_Mar/Briefing/een.php