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Senate Democrats Join Fight to Speed Mine Land Cleanup Funds

April 30, 2019, 6:49 PM

Six coal-state Senate Democrats reintroduced a bill April 30 that would speed the delivery of $1 billion to states grappling with abandoned mine lands.

The Revitalizing the Economy of Coal Communities by Leveraging Local Activities and Investing More (RECLAIM) Act has the support of congressional Democrats and many Republicans, because the money it provides would help clean up polluted lands and waterways, create cleanup jobs, and lay the groundwork for new businesses to move into blighted communities.

The $1 billion would be delivered to states over five years so they can clean up their most polluted or dangerous old ...

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