AML Reauthorization, RECLAIM Act Introduced

This show features Rep. Matt Cartwright and Rep. Glenn Thompson, both from Pennsylvania coal mining districts, introducing the RECLAIM Act and legislation to reauthorize the Abandoned Mine Lands Fund at a March 10 Press Conference. Sponsors describe these bills as bipartisan, and state they could create 13,000 jobs immediately, while helping to ensure coal country is a part of the economic recovery. Following that, members of the RECLAIM Working Group describe the dire need for this legislation and the impact it could have in the Appalachian coalfields, including stories of reclamation projects that are already putting people to work and creating new businesses.

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