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What’s Next After the Reclaim Act Webinar

By March 24, 2022May 31st, 2022No Comments

The RECLAIM Act garnered excitement and support from across the US with the hope of investing funds to clean up abandoned coal mines and create new economic opportunities. The bipartisan infrastructure law includes $11.3 B for AML reclamation, boosting the reclamation economy in the coalfields. On March 24th, we learned what’s next for coal communities looking to spur economic development through cleaning up abandoned coal sites.

Speakers included:

Hunter Ridgway, Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Advisor to Congressman Matt Cartwright

Briggs White, Deputy Executive Director – Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization

Chelsea Barnes, Legislative Director, Appalachian Voices

Katie Harris, Deputy Legislative Director, BlueGreen Alliance

Rebecca Shelton, Director of Policy & Organizing at Appalachian Citizens Law Center

Moderated by Dana Kuhnline, RECLAIM Campaign Coordinator

Watch the event here: