Sens. Want $1.2B In Mine Reclamation Funding Restored

Law360, New York (August 3, 2012, 8:18 PM EDT) -- A bipartisan group of U.S. senators announced a bid Friday to protect up to $1.2 billion in funding for reclaiming abandoned mines over the next 10 years, money they say was improperly tapped to fund Congress' recently approved $120 billion highway bill.

The legislators, including Sens. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., said the highway bill, which passed through Congress in June and was signed into law by President Barack Obama in July, improperly tapped into funding set aside for the Abandoned Mine Land Trust...
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