Revitalizing Coal Country in Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania

8/5/2016
Last edited 9/29/2021

On August 4, 2016, Secretary Jewell visited Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania to break ground on a reclamation project at the site of a former coal mine. The project, funded by the Adandoned Mine Lands Economic Revitalization Pilot Program, distributes funding across Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Kentucky to eliminate safety hazards and air and stream pollution from previously abandoned coal mines. The Ehrenfeld Abandoned Mine Reclamation Project is the first of many similar reclamation initiatives with direct economic development benefits that will be carried out in the states under the AMLER Pilot Program.