- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

HOLDEN, W.Va. (AP) - U.S. Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell is visiting surface mining and mine land reclamation projects in West Virginia.

Joining her on Friday’s tour is Joseph Pizarchik, director of the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement. The officials will receive briefings from state and industry officials on production and reclamation technologies.

The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement is charged with balancing the nation’s need for continued domestic coal production with protection of the environment.

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