Right now, a bill is working its way through Congress called the RECLAIM Act, which commits $1 billion to help clean up dangerous abandoned coal mines while creating thousands of reclamation jobs across the country.
Abandoned mine sites create problems such as polluted streams, underground mine fires, and piles of coal waste. The funding is intended to help resource-strapped states and tribes clean up over 20,000 high priority sites that remain unaddressed.
Unfortunately, Congressman Rodney Davis still hasn’t signed on as a cosponsor.
Coal companies are shutting down unprofitable, dirty coal plants in states across the country, and they’re leaving workers behind. This bill would provide an immediate economic boost to communities by putting laid-off miners to work, while protecting the planet for future generations.
Tell Congressman Rodney Davis to support the RECLAIM Act today!