Senator Dave Argall (R-29) will host the State Joint Legislative Air, Water, Pollution Control and Conservation Committee to discuss the future of the Anthracite Industry in Pennsylvania.
On Tuesday, April 6, 2010 – Anthracite Mine Tour
On Wednesday, April 7, 2010 – The hearing will be held at the James J. Rhoades Mahanoy City Downtown Center, Second Floor, One West Centre Street in Mahanoy City. The hearing is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. until noon. | Agenda
The purpose of the hearing is to discuss the future of anthracite coal mining, and address industry concerns in order to ensure coal remains competitive in today’s changing energy market. Testimony will center around current coal and waste coal use, supply, and demand in Pennsylvania; overall changes in the anthracite industry during the past decade; economic and environmental issues still facing the industry; bonding and reclamation; and the industry-wide impacts of the Federal Mine Safety Act.
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Contact: Nick Troutman