An environmental group says Ohio’s Reclamation Forfeiture Fund is inadequately funded in violation of federal law.
The proposed project is set to provide up to 3.5 megawatts of renewable power to data centers in Wise County.
Among the proposals: a project that would transform a former coal mine into a 3.5-megawatt solar farm.
At a recent mining conference, renewable energy emerged as a possible solution when reclamation funds are insufficient.
The defection of local electric cooperatives from a Colorado power wholesaler could imperil cleanup funds for coal mines in two Western states, according to an environmental group’s complaint to federal regulators.