RECLAIM Act of 2017 Introduced for 115 th Congress

WASHINGTON, DC (March 27, 2017) – Today, Congressional leaders united across the aisle and the Capitol Dome to reintroduce the bipartisan RECLAIM Act. The legislation aims to accelerate $1 billion in available funding in the Abandoned Mine Reclamation (AML) Fund over the next five years to revitalize coal communities hit hardest by the downturn of the coal industry. The RECLAIM…

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The Heart of Appalachia Economic Transition Project receives $1.3M ARC Grant for Jobs

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) announced $26 million to expand and diversify the economy in coal-impacted communities in 5 Appalachian states. These 31 awards are projected to train more than 7,300 workers and students impacted by the changing coal economy in certificate, credentialing, and other workforce development programs. They will also create or retain more than 2,500 jobs, leverage an…

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