Bloomberg Law
July 13, 2021, 10:04 PM

U.S. Plans for Jobs, Justice Hinge on Mine Cleanup, Haaland Says

Bobby Magill
Bobby Magill

The $16 billion the White House is proposing to reclaim abandoned mines and halt methane leaking from orphan oil and gas wells represent a start to advancing environmental justice and creating jobs, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said Tuesday in Pennsylvania.

She also said Interior is complying with a federal court order to re-start oil and gas leasing. The department’s actions regarding the order have come under scrutiny by Congressional Republicans.

Haaland and White House National Climate Adviser Gina McCarthy visited a coal-mine tailings pile in the process of being reclaimed and turned into a public park near Donaldson, Pa., northeast ...

Learn more about Bloomberg Law or Log In to keep reading:

Learn About Bloomberg Law

AI-powered legal analytics, workflow tools and premium legal & business news.

Already a subscriber?

Log in to keep reading or access research tools.