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Montana to receive $2.3M to fund abandoned mines reclamation

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Posted at 11:02 AM, Apr 22, 2024

MISSOULA — The federal Office of Surface Mining has announced more than $124 million to clean up and reclaim abandoned coal mines.

The money will be distributed to states and tribal nations and comes in part from a fee collected on all coal produced in the United States.

Montana will receive $2.3 million in funding and the Crow Tribe will receive around $190,000.

Additional money is allocated through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Abandoned Mine Land Economic Revitalization Program.