Wyoming should have over $90 million available for abandoned mine reclamation

Wyoming News February 28, 2018

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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.

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