Effect of the President's FY 2017 Budget and Legislative Proposals for the Office of Surface Mining on Private Sector Job Creation, Domestic Energy Productions, State Programs and Deficit Reduction, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources of the Committee on Natural Resources, United States House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, March 23, 2016   [open pdf - 843KB]

This testimony compilation is from the March 23, 2016 hearing on "Effect of the President's FY 2017 Budget and Legislative Proposals" held before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. From the statement of Joseph Pizarchik: "This is a responsible budget request that maintains core capabilities for the protection, preservation, and restoration of mined lands; restoration of lands left unreclaimed; and technical assistance and training to States and Tribes. The budget proposes targeted investments to advance the application of technology in the implementation of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA) and create youth employment opportunities, and legislative proposals to improve coal country communities, provide for economic development, and protect retired coal miners and their families." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Joseph Pizarchik.

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