Reenergize Southwest is an initiative created by DMME to implement the requirements of HB1899
. The legislation directs DMME, in coordination with stakeholders, to create recommendations as to how the Commonwealth can provide economic transition support to the coalfield region. A draft report is due September 1, 2021 and the final report is due December 1.
Additional public meetings will be announced soon. In addition to this comment forum, interested members of the public can submit comments in person, via webex live stream, via email
, and via U.S. Mail:
Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
ATTN: REENERGIZE SOUTHWEST
3405 Mountain Empire Road
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219.