Tomahawk, WI 06/01/2014 (Basicsmedia) – Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:ANR), a prominent name among the recognized coal suppliers in the US, has faced the heat lately, as the coal stocks are under acute pressure owing to deteriorating credit metrics and weak seaborne markets. Unsecured debts are yielding at a rat’s pace, rising past the 20%, clearly portraying that the US coal markets are not effusing thrilling prospects, anymore! Many facilities are gnawed by the looming peril of imminent bankruptcies!

Stocks Tumble, As Investors Anticipate Meek Gains In 2014!

Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:ANR) is still safe, particularly owing to more than $1 billion cash and equivalent reserves that it possesses, and hence hasn’t yet been plagued with the distresses of the imminent bankruptcy threats. However, as debts tend to increase, the company is on the lookout to consider an exchange that harps on debt-for-equity! This might be dilutive, but can suitably eliminate large debt obligations. As the company paddles through thick and thin, stocks tumble consequently, as investors intend to ‘play safe’!

Announcement Of ANR’s Affiliate

ANR trended in recent news as it announced its affiliate – Alex Energy, for the disposition of myriad reforestation projects. The announcement was made on May 28, 2014, and the affiliate that would hanker after reforestation programs was duly recognized the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiatives (ARRI).

The Reforestation & Environment Reformation Initiative

One of the basic grounds behind the announcement of the affiliate is the exquisite reforestation approach taken by ANR under the pronounced guidelines or approach proposed by ARRI. Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:ANR) carried out reforestation activities at a mine in Logan country, W.Va. in 2007! The activities included planting new trees, maximizing tree survivability rate, and preparation of lands in the righteous way. Across the 150 acres of Whitman mine, Alex planted 100,000 seedlings, constituting 22 different species, having an average survival rate of 85-90%.

The Award

The US Office Of Surface Mining Reclamation & Enforcement and West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection conjointly awarded ANR for its leadership in the reforestation program, on May 23 at Holden.

President’s Views

The President of Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:ANR), Paul Vining, thanked ARRI and congratulated the Alex Team for the endeavours and admitted that his company believes in upholding environmental integrity, so as to notch up higher business performance in the near future!

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