BlueGreen Alliance Welcomes Introduction of RECLAIM Act in the U.S. House
U.S. Reps. Matt Cartwright (D-PA), Hal Rogers (R-KY), Glenn Thompson (PA-15), and Don Beyer (VA-08) introduced the RECLAIM Act. The bill would commit existing funds to clean up abandoned coal mines and spur economic development and diversification in impacted communities.
The BlueGreen Alliance released the following statement from Interim Co-Executive Director Mike Williams:
“The RECLAIM Act will create good-paying jobs by reclaiming abandoned mine land and providing economic opportunity in areas that are struggling right now. It is critical that as our nation moves toward a clean energy economy, we make sure that no worker or community is left behind. The RECLAIM Act is an important step toward a better future for all.
“We thank Representatives Cartwright, Rogers, Thompson, and Beyer for their leadership and urge quick passage of this important bill.”