Interior Announces FY 2017 Minerals Payments
Issue Brief 18-01
January 4, 2018
Under provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act (MLA), states receive a share of revenues from the production of mineral resources on federal lands. On November 30, the Department of Interior (DOI) announced $1.44 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2017 payments to states, an 8.4% increase from the prior year.