Vaccines, Jobs, Environmental Clean Up

East Kentuckians with diabetes/prediabetes describe benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine, White House’s Gina McCarthy talks investment in coal-dependent communities, two studies show job potential from capping orphan gas wells, cleaning up abandoned mine lands.

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 […]

Woodbooger Legend Boosts Norton, VA Tourism

Tourists attracted to verdant mountain views, an abundance of nature and outdoor recreation opportunities, and a local legend are what city managers and others in Norton, VA are hoping will usher in the next chapter in the economic history of this region that has depended on coal mining for the past 100 years. Tourism in […]

Use AML Funds to Reclaim, Rebuild

Most folks living in central Appalachia would agree that we need to create a new economy to counter the coal industry’s decline. But the question becomes how? Coalfields residents came together several years ago to propose the RECLAIM Act, federal legislation that would more rapidly release money from the $2.5 billion Abandoned Mine Lands Trust […]