Bobby Hughes, Executive Director, EPCAMR, Legacy of Coal Mining in Northeastern PA

The mining of Anthracite coal in Northeastern Pennsylvania over the past century (particularly that done before the establishment of the Clean Water Act and EPA)  has left a difficult environmental legacy.    Most importantly,  abandoned mine drainage continues to  adversely effect the water quality of rivers , streams and the Chesapeake Bay downstream.

The Eastern PA Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation  (EPCAMR)  is led by our guest today Bobby Hughes, Executive Director.  This organization is in a leadership role in a multifaceted effort to improve the water quality of mine discharge and to bring otherwise abandoned landscapes back into productive use.  This, in a 16 county region.

Today we learn about the problem and about about the activities of this organization.

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