RECLAIM Act advocates from across the country kicked off summer with a grassroots lobby trip to Washington, DC. This is another in a series of actions and events over the past several seasons to urge Congress to pass the RECLAIM Act. The trip was successful in building leadership and relationships with communities impacted by the coal industry. It was an important opportunity to show support for the bill. Members of the Alliance for Appalachia were among those that attended on behalf of their communities and member organizations including from Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KY), Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment (TN), AppalachianVoices, and Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards (VA).
This week, U.S. Reps. Matt Cartwright (D-PA), Hal Rogers (R-KY), Glenn Thompson (PA-15), and Don Beyer (VA-08) introduced the RECLAIM Act– HR 2156. This is big news following a successful committee hearing on innovative mine reclamation in March, and it’s […]
Let’s Take Action! It’s March and there has still been no progress by Congress to take action on two pieces of legislation that are critical to coal communities: an extension of the tax rate paid by coal companies that supports […]
Dear Majority Leader McConnell, Leader Schumer, Leader McCarthy, and Leader Pelosi: This letter is a call from your constituents and our neighbors across the region urging you to show leadership on behalf of coal miners and their communities — your […]
Last week, Congress passed the omnibus budget bill. The RECLAIM Act was not attached. It is infuriating and it is a cowardly decision on the part of the leaders in Congress. After all the sweat and passion that hundreds of people– […]