DOI Announces Funding for Abandoned Coal Mines

 Hope to bring employment back to coal towns.

This week, the Department of the Interior announced that the Fiscal Year 2022 funding would be providing $725 million for coal towns to reclaim abandoned mine lands (AML). This is the first round of funding available from the full $11.3 billion allocated to AMLs for the next 15 years in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

“The Biden-Harris administration is committed to helping working families, often in rural and Tribal communities, who face hazardous pollution, toxic water levels, and land subsidence both during mining and long after coal companies have moved on,” said Secretary Deb Haaland. “We thank Chairman Manchin and the bipartisan coalition of members of Congress for their leadership in funding this transformational program.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Haaland to seek God’s direction as she oversees the department.
  • For Interior officials as they support the reclamation of abandoned mine lands.
  • For the president and his energy advisors as environmental policies are implemented alongside energy production.

Sources: Department of the Interior


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