Interior Extends Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program

Funding will continue to be provided to coal mine cleanup efforts.

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management Laura Daniel-Davis announced the renewal of the mine reclamation program through 2034 with an additional $11.3 billion through the infrastructure bill to fund the ongoing endeavor. The revitalization of America’s coal mines has been a project of the Interior Department since 1977 and thus far has distributed $6 billion to states and tribes for that purpose.

“Hardworking coalfield communities helped power our country. As the country shifts toward developing a robust and sustainable clean energy future, we need to do everything we can to help them succeed and gather the resources to create jobs, revitalize communities, and address legacy pollution,” Ms. Daniel-Davis said.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Laura Daniel-Davis as she leads the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement in overseeing the program.
  • For Secretary Haaland to seek direction from the Lord as she heads the Interior Department.
  • For the president and his administration as they pursue environmental goals.

Sources: Department of the Interior


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