Work to extinguish mine fire set to begin

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced work to extinguish the 14-year-old Dolph Mine Fire in Olyphant will begin this spring. The project will eliminate a public health hazard that contributes to air pollution in the area. -Read More-

House subcommittee told of the benefits of AML, RECLAIM

The federal RECLAIM Act, legislation to boost economic transition efforts in the nation’s coal communities by accelerating the release of $1 billion for mine reclamation projects tied to local economic development efforts, is expected to be re-introduced in the new Congress in mid-April. – Read More –

Dickenson County PSA grant ceremony today in Haysi

The event is the kickoff of the first of 10 pilot projects under the 2018 Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy’s Abandoned Mine Land Program, which “promises economic development for the entire region,” Tuesday’s announcement stated. -Read More-

More Ground Gained With Abandoned Mine Lands

The 2019 Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Awards were announced by the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), for outstanding achievements and techniques in reclaiming lands previously mined. Five winning projects were chosen through votes from state and tribal reclamation officials along with OSMRE managers. OSMRE presents the awards on September 9 at the conference of the National Association […]