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U.S. Senators from Appalachian coal states introduced legislation last week to reauthorize federal funding to reclaim abandoned mine lands across the country. The Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Fee Extension Act and RECLAIM Act were introduced in the House earlier in the spring.

Support for the Abandoned Mine Land Trust Fund is set to expire this year, unless Congress votes to renew it. On top of leaving environmental and public safety hazards untouched, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright said losing that funding would amount to enormous lost economic opportunity.

Two new reports by the Ohio River Valley Institute set out to find what it would cost to remediate and reclaim all the abandoned oil and gas wells and mine land in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. The bad news? It'll cost billions. The good news? That investment could provide a “shot in the arm” to the region in terms of job creation.

The Pennsylvania DEP urges homeowners to check updated mine maps to determine if their home or other buildings are at risk of mine subsidence.

LEETOWN, W.Va. -- A byproduct resulting from the treatment of acid mine drainage may have a second life in helping clean waters coming from...

LEETOWN, W.Va. -- A byproduct resulting from the treatment of acid mine drainage may have a second life in helping clean waters coming from...

Historic western Pa. farm fighting to survive, surrounded by longwall mining.

The Mains say their farm will never be the same after long wall mining went through the property.