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Tue Mar 2, 2021, 08:55 AM

West Virginia and Manchin to get a boost from mine cleanups [View all]

It is so nice to see grow ups back. This is a win win win. A win for Biden because Manchin might become more of
a partner on future projects, a win for the state of W.V. because this means money and jobs, and a win for the
environment too. Now W.V. will still vote red in the short run but in the long run this is good the economy of W.V.
because a lot of its economy is based on outdoor recreation such as hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, and rafting.




West Virginia will be one of the main beneficiaries of the more than $260 million for coal mine reclamation grants announced Monday by the Interior Department, less than a week after Joe Manchin, the state's senior senator, endorsed President Joe Biden's nominee to run the department, Deb Haaland.

States such as West Virginia and Wyoming that have suffered the most from dramatic declines in coal demand will get most of that money through grants that aim to provide an economic boost to communities that long depended on the mines for their livelihood.

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"The job of cleaning up our lands and waters and revitalizing our communities doesn't end with this round of grant announcements or the next," Davis said. "We look forward to working with Congress to ensure that we can make the needed investments to clean up abandoned mines, as well as orphan oil and gas wells, across the country."

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"I thank President Biden for his strong support for these much-needed programs and I look forward to continuing to work closely together to ensure these hardworking communities are protected and given new economic opportunities," Manchin said.

https://www.rollcall.com/2021/03/01/west-virginia-and-manchin-to-get-a-boost-from-mine-cleanups/

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