WEKU EASTERN STANDARD: Earth Day Special on Deforestation
ACLC’s director of policy & organizing, Rebecca Shelton, is featured on the latest episode of Eastern Standard about reauthorizing the Abandoned Mine Lands Fund and how abandoned mine lands impact Kentucky and Central Appalachia (starting 12 minutes and 30 seconds into the show).
“The RECLAIM Act…what it does is it provides an opportunity for community members, stakeholders, local government, to put together a project that would utilize an AML site…So some of those AML sites that are actually adjacent to local communities or adjacent to folks who have a piece of property that they want to use for something else. It would allow them to put together ideas for that site and draw up a plan together and then have that site be prioritized for clean up so that it can then be put to use for some of these community and economic projects.”
Listen to the full episode here.