Public hearing on environmental and economic impacts of the anthracite industry in northeastern PA and PA’s coal refuse energy and reclamation tax credit

Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee

September 27, 2022 | 1:30 p.m.

Hazleton City Hall
40 North Church Street
Hazleton, PA 18201


Agenda

Public hearing on environmental and economic impacts of the anthracite industry in northeastern PA and PA’s coal refuse energy and reclamation tax credit

Schedule

1:30 p.m.: Opening remarks – Senator John Yudichak, Chair
                   Senator Amanda Cappelletti, Minority Chair
                   Recognition of Members in Attendance

1:40 p.m.: Panel #1
                   ~Brian Bradley, Director, Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation,
                    Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
                   ~Terry Ostrowski, President/CEO, Earth Conservancy

2:10 p.m. Panel #2
                   ~Mary Malone, President, Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce
                   ~Alan Stoudt, Executive Director, Luzerne County Convention & Visitors
                     Bureau

2:30 p.m. Panel 3
                   ~Duane Feagley, President, Pennsylvania Anthracite Council
                   ~Jason Kelso, General Counsel, Reading Anthracite Company
                   ~Jaret Gibbons, Executive Director, Appalachian Region Independent
                    Power Producers Association
                   ~J. Gregory Driscoll, Chairman, Blaschak Coal Corporation

3:30 Final Remarks and Adjournment