Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Federal Office Of Surface Mining Awards PA $26.63 Million For Mine Reclamation Projects Related To Economic Development

On May 17, the federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement awarded Pennsylvania $26.63 million for abandoned mine reclamation projects related to improving economic development opportunities in communities.

Abandoned Mine Land Economic Revitalization grants offer opportunities for economic revitalization, community development and the creation of good-paying jobs to some of the hardest hit communities across America,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Laura Daniel-Davis. “The grants address long-standing hazards and environmental degradation in coal communities to provide clean, livable surroundings to the families who have helped power our nation.”

The federal AMLER program is also a pilot program for the President’s Justice40 Initiative, which commits to delivering 40 percent of the benefits of certain climate and clean energy investments to disadvantaged communities.

This funding is in addition to the regular federal mine reclamation and federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding.

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(Photos: Little Conemaugh River before and after mine drainage treatment projects.)

Related Articles:

-- Sen. Casey, DEP Highlight Importance Of Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding To Address Abandoned Mine Reclamation In Visit To Northumberland County

-- Casey, Cartwright Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Fund Abandoned Mine Treatment O&M Costs

Gov. Wolf Announced PA Received $26.5 Million In Federal Funding For DEP’s Traditional Mine Reclamation Program

-- Gov. Wolf Announced PA Received The Initial $244.9 Million From The Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law To Clean Up Abandoned Mine Lands

-- PA Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference June 22-23

[Posted: May 18, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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