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It’s the Senate’s turn to pass the RECLAIM Act

Advocates for mine cleanup and economic development in Appalachia are calling on the U.S. Senate to pass the RECLAIM Act and AML Reauthorization after the two bills passed the U.S. House in early July.

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Support Grows for Mine Reclamation Bill

Numerous Appalachian coal-bearing communities have passed resolutions calling on federal legislators to pass a bill that would reauthorize a program that funds cleanup of abandoned mine lands.

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Local governments call for abandoned mine cleanup

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Local governments in Southwest Virginia and Pennsylvania are passing resolutions supporting cleanup of abandoned coal mines. A bill that would extend federal funding passed the House Natural Resources Committee last week.

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Appalachian Towns Show Support for Abandoned Mine Cleanup

Several communities have passed resolutions in support of congressional reauthorization of the Abandoned Mine Land program, and more are expected to consider the proposal.

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Working to Save the Abandoned Mine Land Program

Congress must reauthorize the vital Abandoned Mine Land program before it expires in 2021 – and Appalachian Voices along with our partners is putting forth every effort to make sure that happens.

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The Unresolved Problem of Abandoned Mine Lands

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The cost of reclaiming abandoned mine lands is massive, but the fee that funds cleanup is set to expire in 2021 unless Congress extends it.

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A decision point for abandoned coal mines

An accurate inventory of abandoned coal mine lands is imperative for understanding the scope of the problem, where funding needs to be directed, and how much funding is necessary.

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Congressional Hearing Addresses Abandoned Mine Cleanup

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Regional leaders testified in front of a U.S. House subcommittee about strategies to restore abandoned mines and witnesses expressed support for the RECLAIM Act.

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The Ongoing Cleanup of Abandoned Coal Mines

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A key federal mine reclamation program is up for reauthorization in 2021 — and the work is far from finished.

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