Violation Tracker Industry Summary Page

Industry: 
mining and minerals
Penalty Total since 2000: 
$1,525,850,878
Number of Records: 
16,141
Note: 
The total includes only those entries matched to a parent company. The industry designation is the primary one for the parent's operations overall. The penalty dollar total above is adjusted to account for the fact that the list of entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. Duplicate penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the individual records list below.

Top 10 Parent CompaniesTotal Penalty $Number of Records
Alpha Natural Resources$555,699,8543,793
Hecla Mining$265,170,37449
Consol Energy$214,095,631166
Grupo Mexico$167,824,617134
Murray Energy$29,895,1011,622
Rio Tinto$26,956,12994
BHP Billiton$26,866,14190
Patriot Coal$26,430,5071,331
Arch Coal$18,301,037713
Peabody Energy$16,654,1791,173


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Parent Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Hecla Mining Company Hecla Mining environmental violation 2011 DOJ $263,400,000
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. Alpha Natural Resources environmental violation 2014 EPA $227,500,000
Alpha Natural Resources Alpha Natural Resources workplace safety or health violation 2011 MSHA $209,000,000
Consol Energy Inc. Consol Energy environmental violation 2011 EPA $205,500,000
ASARCO Grupo Mexico environmental violation 2015 EPA $163,500,000
ALPHA NATURAL RESOURCES, INC (ONDO EXT DEEP MINE STP MASSEY ENERGY)(LEAD)(NC)(2 FACILITIES) Alpha Natural Resources environmental violation 2014 EPA (*) $25,987,500
BHP Billiton BHP Billiton Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2015 SEC $25,000,000
MASSEY ENERGY COMPANY AND ITS SUBSIDIARY, SPARTAN MINING COMPANY D/B/A MAMMOTH COAL COMPANY Alpha Natural Resources labor relations violation 2014 NLRB $22,792,515
Massey Energy Company, Inc. Alpha Natural Resources environmental violation 2008 EPA $20,000,000
Kennecott Utah Copper Corporation Rio Tinto environmental violation 2007 EPA $20,000,000
MASSEY ENERGY COMPANY, ET. AL.(NATIONAL CASE)(LEAD) Alpha Natural Resources environmental violation 2008 EPA (*) $13,300,000
Western Energy Company Westmoreland Coal federal leasing royalty violation 2009 ONRR $12,239,538
De Beers Centenary AG Anglo American PLC price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2004 DOJ_ANTITRUST $10,000,000
Spartan Mining Alpha Natural Resources employment discrimination 2009 private lawsuit-state $8,750,000
Compass Minerals Louisiana, Inc. fka Carey Salt Company Compass Minerals International labor relations violation 2017 NLRB $7,330,213
The Ohio Valley Coal Company Murray Energy environmental violation 2012 USAO $7,050,000
Freeport-McMoRan Corporation Freeport-McMoRan environmental violation 2012 DOJ $6,800,000
MASSEY ENERGY CO. & SUBSIDIARIES (NATIONAL CASE) Alpha Natural Resources environmental violation 2008 EPA (*) $6,700,000
Patriot Coal Corporation Patriot Coal environmental violation 2009 EPA $6,500,000
PATRIOT COAL CORP (5 FACILITIES) Patriot Coal environmental violation 2009 EPA (*) $6,500,000
PBS COALS, ET. AL. (29 FACILITIES) Corsa Coal environmental violation 2016 EPA $6,500,000
CONSOL ENERGY, INC (5 FACILITIES) Consol Energy environmental violation 2011 EPA (*) $5,500,000
Asarco, LLC - Hayden Grupo Mexico environmental violation 2015 EPA (*) $5,500,000
Mach Mining, LLC Coalfield Transport Inc. employment discrimination 2017 EEOC $4,250,000
Arch Coal Inc. Arch Coal environmental violation 2011 EPA $4,000,000
Murray Energy Murray Energy workplace safety or health violation 2015 MSHA $3,300,000
ARCH COAL, INC. (NATIONAL CASE)(LEAD) (7 FACILITIES) Arch Coal environmental violation 2011 EPA (*) $3,173,333
Consol Energy Inc. Consol Energy environmental violation 2016 EPA $3,000,000
CONSOL ENERGY (BAILEY & ENLOW MINES FACILITIES) Consol Energy environmental violation 2016 EPA (*) $3,000,000
ERAMET MARIETTA INC. Eramet Group environmental violation 2006 EPA $2,790,000
Gulf Chemical and Metallurgical Corporation Eramet Group environmental violation 2010 EPA $2,750,000
U.S. Borax, Inc. Rio Tinto labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $2,750,000
Arch Coal and International Coal Group Arch Coal environmental violation 2015 EPA $2,000,000
Dominion Exploration and Production Co. Consol Energy False Claims Act 2003 DOJ_CIVIL $2,000,000
PATRIOT MINING CO, INC (LITTLE INDIAN CREEK ROAD) Arch Coal environmental violation 2016 EPA $1,950,000
ALPHA NATURAL RESOURCES (ENTERPRISE MINING COMPANY/MASSEY) (NATIONAL CASE) (NLP) Alpha Natural Resources environmental violation 2014 EPA $1,512,500
POHATCONG VALLEY GROUND WATER CONTAMINATION Rio Tinto environmental violation 2015 EPA $1,430,899
Phelps Dodge Sierrita, Inc. Freeport-McMoRan environmental violation 2004 EPA $1,360,000
Northshore Mining Co Cleveland-Cliffs employment discrimination 2006 private lawsuit-federal $1,300,000
MINERAL PARK MINE Waterton Global Resource Management environmental violation 2012 EPA $1,300,000
MINGO LOGAN COAL CO., AND MAHON ENTERPRISES, INC., JOINT EMPLOYERS Arch Coal labor relations violation 2006 NLRB $1,051,117
MARTIN COUNTY COAL CORP (680-5012) Alpha Natural Resources environmental violation 2007 EPA $1,000,000
Kinross Gold Corporation Kinross Gold Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2018 SEC $950,000
Asarco, LLC and Silver Bell Mining, LLC Grupo Mexico labor relations violation 2005 NLRB $850,000
ARCH COAL (NATIONAL CASE) (and REVELATION ENERGY LLC CD MODIFICATION) Arch Coal environmental violation 2014 EPA $826,667
Triad Mining Inc. Blackhawk Mining environmental violation 2012 EPA $810,171
TRIAD MINING, INC. Blackhawk Mining environmental violation 2012 EPA (*) $810,171
Big Ridge, Inc. Peabody Energy wage and hour violation 2007 WHD $809,993
FLATBUSH NO.1 SURFACE MINE Metinvest environmental violation 2009 EPA $809,780
Plains Exploration & Production Co. Freeport-McMoRan federal leasing royalty violation 2010 ONRR $775,627
Drummond Company Drummond environmental violation 2019 EPA $775,000
ICG HAZARD LLC (813-0412) Blackhawk Mining environmental violation 2015 EPA $767,000
Stillhouse Mining LLC Alpha Natural Resources workplace safety or health violation 2011 MSHA $761,000
U.S. Minerals U.S. Minerals workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $700,000
Dominion Exploration & Production, Inc. Consol Energy offshore drilling violation 2007 BSEE $697,500
SLOSS INDUSTRIES CORPORATION (Permit AL0003247) Administrative Consent Order Warrior Met Coal environmental violation 2003 EPA $675,000
Nally and Hamilton Enterprises, Inc. Nally & Hamilton Enterprises environmental violation 2014 EPA $660,000
NALLY & HAMILTON ENTERPRISES, INC. Nally & Hamilton Enterprises environmental violation 2014 EPA (*) $660,000
Oxford Mining Company, LLC Westmoreland Coal environmental violation 2014 EPA $650,000
Barrick Gold Barrick Gold environmental violation 2013 EPA $618,000
Barrick Gold US Inc Barrick Gold environmental violation 2013 EPA (*) $618,000
Hecla Limited Hecla Mining environmental violation 2015 EPA $600,000
Stillwater Mining Company Stillwater Mining wage and hour violation 2005 WHD $599,636
Ohio Valley Coal Company Murray Energy environmental violation 2012 EPA $587,000
CONSOL Energy, Inc. Consol Energy employment discrimination 2015 EEOC $586,860
NALLY & HAMILTON ENTERPRISES INC (867-0469) Nally & Hamilton Enterprises environmental violation 2017 EPA $559,000
NALLY & HAMILTON ENTERPRISES, INC (MULTIPLE) Nally & Hamilton Enterprises environmental violation 2011 EPA $507,000
Pogo Producing Co. Freeport-McMoRan offshore drilling violation 2008 BSEE $505,000
Homestake Mining Company Barrick Gold environmental violation 2014 EPA $500,000
Hawk Field Services LLC BHP Billiton environmental violation 2011 FWS $500,000
Carmeuse Lime Carmeuse environmental violation 2012 EPA $475,000
CARMEUSE LIME, INC. Carmeuse environmental violation 2012 EPA (*) $475,000
Asarco LLC Grupo Mexico federal leasing royalty violation 2018 ONRR $450,000
ASARCO PIMA MINE_(MISSION MINE) Grupo Mexico environmental violation 2010 EPA $450,000
Newmont Gold Quarry Newmont Mining environmental violation 2015 EPA $395,000
BUCKHORN MOUNTAIN PROJECT Kinross Gold environmental violation 2012 EPA $395,000
BUCKHORN MOUNTAIN PROJECT Kinross Gold environmental violation 2012 EPA $395,000
KENNECOTT MAIN STACK, SMELTER AND Rio Tinto environmental violation 2002 EPA $383,840
KENNECOTT - UTAH POWER PLANT AND Rio Tinto environmental violation 2000 EPA $383,840
Alcan Aluminum Corporation Rio Tinto environmental violation 2005 EPA $360,000
JAMES C JUSTICE (N37.53612) (W-80.50847) James C. Justice Companies environmental violation 2016 EPA $345,000
JUSTICE COMPANIES/SOUTHERN COAL/NATIONAL COAL (NATIONAL CASE) (LEAD) James C. Justice Companies environmental violation 2016 EPA $300,000
CARMEUSE LIME, INC. 180890011200244 Carmeuse environmental violation 2008 EPA $289,750
O-N Minerals (Chemstone) Company Carmeuse environmental violation 2010 EPA $280,809
ASARCO Grupo Mexico environmental violation 2002 EPA $269,852
Mill Branch Coal LLC Alpha Natural Resources mining violation 2017 USAO $260,538
Dominion Exploration and Production Company Consol Energy environmental violation 2009 EPA $250,000
River View Coal, LLC Alliance Resource Partners employment discrimination 2013 EEOC $245,000
UNIMIN CORPORATION Covia Holdings environmental violation 2002 EPA $243,701
NORTHSHORE MINING CO - SILVER BAY Cleveland-Cliffs environmental violation 2012 EPA $240,175
PROGRESS COAL Alpha Natural Resources labor relations violation 2000 NLRB $234,969
PHELPS DODGE Freeport-McMoRan environmental violation 2003 EPA $220,142
James C. Justice Companies, Inc. James C. Justice Companies environmental violation 2015 EPA $220,000
Newmont USA Limited Newmont Mining workplace safety or health violation 2008 MSHA $220,000
Performance Coal Company Alpha Natural Resources workplace safety or health violation 2011 MSHA $220,000
Performance Coal Company Alpha Natural Resources workplace safety or health violation 2011 MSHA $220,000
Performance Coal Company Alpha Natural Resources workplace safety or health violation 2011 MSHA $220,000
Performance Coal Company Alpha Natural Resources workplace safety or health violation 2011 MSHA $220,000
Performance Coal Company Alpha Natural Resources workplace safety or health violation 2011 MSHA $220,000
Performance Coal Company Alpha Natural Resources workplace safety or health violation 2011 MSHA $220,000
Performance Coal Company Alpha Natural Resources workplace safety or health violation 2011 MSHA $220,000
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