PENNSYLVANIA — The Biden administration will make a historic investment of $109.5 million to create job opportunities in communities hard-hit by the coal industry’s decline, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported today. The story highlights the new report out of the Department of Energy outlining the steps the Biden administration will quickly take to strengthen the economies in Western Pennsylvania’s coal region.
From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: White House announces $109M for energy jobs in hard-hit coal communities
“The Biden administration announced $109.5 million in funding for research projects aimed at creating job opportunities in communities ravaged by the decline of the coal industry, naming the director of the National Energy Technology Laboratory in South Park and Morgantown, W.Va., to spearhead the efforts.
Administration officials announced that NETL’s Brian Anderson, a West Virginia native and descendant of coal miners, would be the executive director of the White House Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization.
The announcements came as the working group — housed within the U.S. Department of Energy and established by President Joe Biden’s Jan. 27 executive order on climate issues — delivered its first report to Mr. Biden.”
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