About the bill
It isn’t just Republicans who support reviving coal mines. Even dozens of Democrats have cosponsored a bill to potentially bring back certain abandoned coal mines.
The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Program was created in 1977, using per-ton fees collected from current coal companies to improve environmental and health conditions at coal mines abandoned before 1977.
As of September 2017, the fund’s total balance was $2.4 billion. The top five recipient states in order are Wyoming, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senior Senator for Kentucky. Republican.
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2017
Length: 19 pages
115th Congress, 2017–2019
This bill was introduced on March 27, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Mar 27, 2017
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S. 728 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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