Innovative Reclamation Program
There is a new program at Virginia Energy designed specifically to assist economic development projects on previously mined land. The Innovative Reclamation Program was created in January 2021 and is already seeing success.
“My team and I are excited to focus on ways we can contribute to new economic development in southwest Virginia,” said Innovative Reclamation Manager Daniel Kestner. “We are happy to open the conversation between potential developers, landowners and current coal mining companies about what these sites can become.”
While the Innovative Reclamation program prioritizes development on former coal mined land, they also house data for those developers looking at any type of former mined site across the Commonwealth. Those within the program also collaborate with the Virginia Department of Environment Quality’s (DEQ) Brownfields Program.