Mr. Ashcraft is a Partner in North Star Strategies, LLC. North Star provides legislative, regulatory, and governmental affairs services for clients in Washington, DC and many states. In addition, we serve as representatives on business and trade associations, including, state coal associations, state chambers of commerce, and other groups, as requested.
Mr. Ashcraft served as Corporate Environmental Manager for Alliance Coal, LLC (formerly MAPCO Coal, Inc.) from 1993 till 2011 where he oversaw environmental compliance and permitting for Alliance Coal and their subsidiary companies. Specifically, provided technical expertise in the following programs: SMCRA, RCRA, TSCA, CWA, CAA and many other environmental laws and regulations. Mr. Ashcraft served as Manager, Government Affairs & Environmental Policy for Alliance Coal with specific responsibility for KY, Indiana, Illinois, West Virginia and Federal Environmental Issues from 2011 till 2017. Prior to 1993, Mr. Ashcraft served as Environmental Manager for the Louisville, KY district office of ATEC Associates, Inc., an international engineering and environmental consulting firm. Duties included managing projects and staff which required RCRA groundwater monitoring, hazardous waste spills, site assessments, supervised Environmental Impact Studies and remediation projects.
Mr. Ashcraft earned a B.S. degree in Geology from the University of Kentucky and maintained Professional Geologist Registrations in Kentucky and Indiana. He serves on the Board of Directors for many state and National Coal Associations. He was the former Chairman of the Kentucky Geologic Survey Advisory Board.