OFFICE of SURFACE MINING
RECLAMATION and ENFORCEMENT

U.S. Department of the Interior

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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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Now Accepting Nominations for the Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Awards

Mining Plan Modification Approved Following Environmental Assessment of King II Mine in Colorado

The Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management has issued an approved mining plan modification to allow continued development of Federal coal at the King II Coal Mine, an underground mine, located about 4 miles southwest of Hesperus, Colorado.

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Mining Plan Modification Approved Following Environmental Assessment of Wyoming's Jim Bridger Mine

Mining Plan Modification Approved Following Environmental Assessment of Wyoming's Jim Bridger Mine

The Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management, issued a mining plan approval to allow continued development of Federal coal at the Jim Bridger Coal Mine, located approximately 28 miles northeast of Rock Springs, Wyoming.

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Celebrate March Mapness with OSMRE’s National Mine Map Repository database upgrades

Celebrate March Mapness with OSMRE’s National Mine Map Repository database upgrades

OSMRE's March Mapness Tournament highlights the launch of our New and Improved Mine Map Database

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Now Accepting Nominations for the Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Awards

Now Accepting Nominations for the Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Awards

OSMRE Solicits Nominations for Awards Honoring Excellence in Active Coal Mine Reclamation

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Now Accepting Nominations for the Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Awards

Now Accepting Nominations for the Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Awards

OSMRE Solicits Nominations for Awards Honoring Excellence in Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation

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Interior Provides More Than $300 Million in Conservation Funding for States & Tribes to Reclaim & Repurpose Abandoned Coal Mines

Interior Provides More Than $300 Million in Conservation Funding for States & Tribes to Reclaim & Repurpose Abandoned Coal Mines

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President Proposes $122 Million FY 2019 Budget for OSMRE

President Proposes $122 Million FY 2019 Budget for OSMRE

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AML Economic Development Pilot Program Annual Report for FY 2016

OSMRE releases report on FY 2016 AML Pilot Projects

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40th Anniversary logo for the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE).

The 40th Anniversary of OSMRE and the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA), celebrating 40 years of people, energy, and the environment!



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Did You Know?

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Most coal consumed in the United States is used to generate electricity.
Coal is classified into 4 types: Subbituminous, Bituminous, Lignite, and Anthracite.

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration

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