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Coal community advocates bash cuts to federal mine reclamation funding and urge restoration in FY25 budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 7, 2024 CONTACT Trey Pollard – – 202-904-9187 READ LETTER HERE COAL COUNTRY – As Congress advances a government funding bill that slashes millions in funding for the agency charged with supporting critical mine reclamation


Appalachian Voices statement on passage of Fiscal Responsibility Act

Kaine filed the amendment to remove a provision included in the debt ceiling deal that attempts to force executive agencies to issue permits for the completion of the Mountain Valley Pipeline and prohibit judicial review of those permits.


What is the debt ceiling, and how could it be used to try to ram through MVP?

What is the debt ceiling, and why can it be used to gain leverage to pass unpopular legislation that otherwise wouldn’t have the necessary votes?


McCarthy’s debt ceiling proposal guts economic revitalization efforts in coal communities

Today, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy unveiled bill text for a proposal to lift the debt ceiling while significantly reducing funding for government programs. The proposal includes provisions to repeal advanced manufacturing tax credits and advanced energy tax credits enacted as part of the Inflation Reduction Act, including bonus incentives for projects in “energy communities” designed to help communities impacted by coal mine closures and power plant closures recover and grow new clean energy job opportunities.


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