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What We Do

Since 1977, OSMRE has protected the environment and people while regulating surface coal mining in the United States, and funded the restoration of abandoned coal mines.

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Featured News and Stories

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Fact Sheet: The Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative

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New Information on the President's Power Plus Plan and OSMRE's Abandoned Mine Land Program

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More Information on the President's Power+ Plan and FY 2016 Budget For OSMRE

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President’s FY2016 Budget for OSMRE Calls for $160.5 million in Discretionary Funding

Includes $1 Billion to Help Revitalize Coal Communities.

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OSMRE Provides More Than $226 Million in Reclamation Funding

To Clean Up Abandoned Coal Mines.

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Did You Know?

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The average price for coal exports during the first quarter of 2014 was $91.42 per short ton.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration

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Page Last Modified/Reviewed: 5/26/15

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