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Interior Secretary Deb Haaland has announced $10 million in federal funds to boost mine cleanup efforts in Colorado, a portion of the $16 billion in funds Congress designated for legacy pollution cleanup efforts nationwide.“People spend years dealing with serious environmental and health risks caused by these sites,” Haaland said. “Together we can make these smart investments and build a cleaner and more just future for our children and our grandchildren.”
To kick off the Broadband Initiative, the JTF has invested nearly $1 million in eight organizations working to close the digital divide in coal-impacted communities across the U.S.
A bipartisan pair of legislators in Colorado proposes the creation of new entities in state government to help coordinate economic development in communities transitioning away from coal.