Mine Restoration

December 24, 2009--Colo. gets $7.3 million for abandoned coal mines (Vail Daily)

Colorado will get $7.3 million in federal funds to seal abandoned coal mines and restore water and land affected by mining. The grant announced Tuesday is part of a total $369 million going to 28 eligible coal-producing states. The reclamation program is financed through fees on coal production and the grants are based on each state's past and current production.

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