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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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Mining Plan Modification Approved Following Environmental Assessment of Trapper Coal Mine in Colorado

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OSMRE Solicits Comments for Proposed 2017 Oversight Performance Agreements

Comments through March 30

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OSMRE Seeks Nominations for its Reclamation Awards

Both Excellence in Surface Coal Mining and Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Awards

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President’s FY2017 Budget for OSMRE Calls for $157.9 million in Discretionary Funding

Includes $1 Billion to Help Revitalize Coal Communities

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Read Director Pizarchik’s testimony at the Senate Environment and Public Works Hearing on the Proposed Stream Protection Rule

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OSMRE Opens Public Comment Period on EA of Proposed Mining Plan Modification for ColoWyo Coal Mine

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Public Comment Period for Proposed Stream Protection Rule Ends - Over 94,000 comments received

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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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