Interior Announces FY 2017 Abandoned Mine Funding
Issue Brief 17-04
January 27, 2017
On January 6, the Department of the Interior awarded nearly $181 million in fiscal year (FY) 2017 Abandoned Mine Land (AML) reclamation grants to 25 states and three tribes. AML funding helps states eliminate dangerous conditions and pollution caused by abandoned coal mines.
This Issue Brief provides background on AML grants and a breakdown of recent funding distributions.