42 U.S. Code § 16294 - Research and development for coal mining technologies
Research and development for coal mining technologies
The Secretary shall carry out a program for research and development on coal mining technologies.
(c) ProgramThe research and development activities carried out under this section shall—
(3) develop and demonstrate coal bed electromagnetic wave imaging, spectroscopic reservoir analysis technology, and techniques for horizontal drilling in order to—
identify areas of high coal gas content;
prevent spoilage of domestic coal reserves; and
minimize water disposal associated with methane extraction; and
expand mining research capabilities at institutions of higher education.
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