Wyoming should have over $90 million available for abandoned mine reclamation
Cheyenne, WY. – Wyoming, along with 28 other coal-producing states, receive annual funds from the U.S. Interior Department to help with reclamation of abandoned coal mines.
This year, Wyoming should receive just over $90 million dollars to aid in it’s reclamation efforts.
The money comes from the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement grants and is distributed according to a congressionally mandated formula that weighs states on current and past coal-production. All requests are evaluated prior to any money being awarded.