Share Interior Announces More Than $170 Million in Conservation Funding for States and Tribes to Reclaim and Repurpose Abandoned Coal Mines

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt today announced the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Reclamation grants through the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE). A total of $170.9 million in grants will be provided this year for states and tribes to reclaim and repurpose abandoned coal lands. […]

Work to extinguish mine fire set to begin

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced work to extinguish the 14-year-old Dolph Mine Fire in Olyphant will begin this spring. The project will eliminate a public health hazard that contributes to air pollution in the area. -Read More-

House subcommittee told of the benefits of AML, RECLAIM

The federal RECLAIM Act, legislation to boost economic transition efforts in the nation’s coal communities by accelerating the release of $1 billion for mine reclamation projects tied to local economic development efforts, is expected to be re-introduced in the new Congress in mid-April. – Read More –

Dickenson County PSA grant ceremony today in Haysi

The event is the kickoff of the first of 10 pilot projects under the 2018 Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy’s Abandoned Mine Land Program, which “promises economic development for the entire region,” Tuesday’s announcement stated. -Read More-