Posted by: Lawyer Sanders | September 11, 2008

Lawyer Sanders says EPA awarded $550k to WVU to identify alternative energy production sites in mine-scarred areas of West Virginia.

EPA awarded West Virginia University an estimated $550,000 grant to help identify mine-scarred lands that are suitable for redevelopment into biofuels and other alternative energy production sites.  EPA awarded the grant under the Brownsfield program and the money will be spread over four years.  The money will be used by the university’s water research institute to provide technical assistance to rural Appalachian communities in identifying potential energy production sites.  These sites will attempt to generate local economic growth, decrease or offset greenhouse gases through carbon sequestration and promote renewable energy technologies.

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