Innovative Reclamation Projects Across the Appalachian Region

Reauthorization of Abandoned Mine Land Fees

The Reclaiming Appalachia Coalition hosted this webinar on the reauthorization of Abandoned Mine Land fees. The passage of the Surface Mining and Control Act (SMCRA) in 1977 instituted a fee on coal production to be used for reclamation of mine lands abandoned prior to 1977. Unless Congress acts to reauthorize it, the AML fee is currently set to expire in 2021. This webinar covers unique perspectives on the status of AML sites and reclamation as well as discuss the current legislative context and policy recommendations.

Innovative Mine Reclamation in Appalachia Webinar

Public information session

This Webinar provided an opportunity for interested citizens to learn and ask questions about our 2016 report. Panelists included Adam Wells from Appalachian Voices, Gerald Collins of Coal Mining Engineering, LLC, and Evan Fedorko from Downstream Strategies. ‚Äč