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Since 1977, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE)  has protected the environment and people by regulating surface coal mining and funding the restoration of abandoned coal mines in the United States.

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  • Visit the Newsroom to read the latest stories and news release on OSMRE programs and activities.

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  • Stay connected with OSMRE through social media! Join us on Twitter and Facebook and learn more about our programs.

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  • OSMRE releases guidance on project eligibility for the FY 2021 Abandoned Mine Land Economic Revitalization (AMLER) program.

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  • OSMRE announces the release of the Report on the AML Reclamation Economic Development Pilot Program for FY 2016 - FY 2019.

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  • The Department of the Interior announces the availability of funding for states and Tribes to support reclamation efforts in fiscal year 2021. Federal grants will support job creation and community revitalization.

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