Full Committee Hearing to Examine the Implementation of Federal Coal Mine Land Reclamation and Abandoned Coal Mine Land Economic Revitalization Programs

November 9, 2023
10:00 AM
366 Dirksen Senate Office Building

The hearing will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.

The purpose of this hearing is to examine the implementation of federal coal mine land reclamation and abandoned coal mine land economic revitalization programs. 

The hearing will be webcast live on the Committee’s website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing concludes. Witness testimony will be available on the website at the start of the hearing.

Archived Webcast

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Opening Remarks

  • Sen. Joe Manchin

    Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • Sen. John Barrasso

    Ranking Member
    Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Witness Panel 1

  • Ms. Glenda H. Owens

    Deputy Director, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
    U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Mr. Rob Rice

    Deputy Cabinet Secretary and Director, Division of Land Restoration
    West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
  • Mr. Don Newton

    Administrator, Abandoned Mine Land Division
    Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality