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S. 1232 (116th): RECLAIM Act of 2019

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Apr 30, 2019.

Revitalizing the Economy of Coal Communities by Leveraging Local Activities and Investing More Act of 2019 or the RECLAIM Act of 2019

This bill expands and revises the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund to provide support for economic revitalization, diversification, and development in economically distressed mining communities through the reclamation and restoration of land and water resources adversely affected by coal mining carried out before August 3, 1977.

Specifically, it makes specified funds available to the Department of the Interior through FY2024 for distribution to states and Indian tribes for reclaiming and restoring abandoned mine lands and waters in such communities.