Right now, we have a huge opportunity to fight climate change and ensure coal communities have access to good, green jobs.
On May 1, the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee passed the RECLAIM Act, H.R. 2156, on a bipartisan vote. The bill was created to spur job creation and local business investment through projects to clean up abandoned coal mines and restore wildlife habitats.
Supporters of the RECLAIM ACT across the country have generated 10,000 petition signatures, thousands of calls, and hundreds of postcards. Even local governments have passed more than 50 resolutions urging Congress to pass this bill.
This bill is a major opportunity for areas that have historically depended on the coal industry for good jobs and economic stability to rebuild themselves by creating new, diverse economies on their own terms. Funds would be prioritized for projects in communities that are economically distressed and that have been impacted by coal industry job losses.
We are fighting for a cleaner, healthier, more sustainable future and as we transition to a clean energy economy, it's vital that we make investments that give a much-needed boost to hard-hit coal-impacted communities.
Please join with us and urge your members of Congress to co-sponsor the bipartisan RECLAIM Act (H.R. 2156) now by filling out this from.