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.