IDEAS DISCUSSED FOR YEARS TO CLEAN UP THE ENVIRONMENT AND OLD GAS WELLS AND COAL MINES ARE BACK IN THE SPOTLIGHT.
Mine cleanup 4.14.21
Clean up the environment and old gas wells and coal mines are back in the spotlight.
L3: abc 36 news white investing in clean up, jobs eastern kentucky today... re-imagine appalachia, the ohio river valley institute and others released two studies estimating paying for well and mine clean up could create more than 20 thousand jobs a year in kentucky, west virginia, ohio and pennsylvania alone.
Every dollar invested would return almost twice that in jobs alone.
Clean land and water would be even more.
President biden has proposed starting with 16 billion dollars toward the program with more afterwards.
L3: abc 36 news white eric dixon ohio river valley institute "there's a lot more to go than we've done so far.
The size of this problem is absolutely massive."
L3: abc 36 news white ted boettner ohio river valley institute "this would not only be a huge shot in the arm for the region as a whole, but it could also help people who have lost their jobs in the last couple of years get employment back in the industry and also leave room for other people who are often left out of the industry to get jobs doing this."
L3: abc 36 news white investing in clean up, jobs eastern kentucky the studies estimate that only 27 percent of abandoned mines and wells have begun to be addressed.
Biden's two trillion dollar infrastructure proposal is just beginning to be considered by congress.