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  • Emergency Project Michigan Flooding

    Under Title IV of  the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement is charged with remediating the adverse effects of…

  • OSMRE takes inspiration from nature to solve modern environmental challenges

    What do wetlands and abandoned coal mines have in common? Although they appear to be complete opposites, there are several ways in which these features affect each other.

    Wetlands…

  • OSMRE and Partners Tour AMD sites

    MACOUPIN COUNTY, Ill. – The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Abandoned Mine Land Program and Amanda Pankau, senior energy campaign coordinator with Prairie Rivers Network,…

  • AMLER funding spurs development of camping at The Wilds

    Cumberland, Ohio – A 59-acre campground is underway at The Wilds, a nonprofit conservation center located on 10,000 acres of reclaimed mine land. The park expansion is made in part because of the Abandoned Mine Land Economic Revitalization…

  • 10 years of Plant a Tree at Flight 93

    Volunteers gathered at the Flight 93 National Memorial, on April 22, for a two-day event to plant native trees. The event is the culmination of more than 10 years of work to reclaim former coal mine land where the memorial resides.

    Under…

  • Constructed Wetlands for Mine Drainage Treatment

    One of the most obvious tell-tale signs of abandoned coal mine pollution is mine drainage. A bright orange oxidized iron or a milky white aluminum, that spreads to local waterways devastating habitats and ecosystems. How is this issue…

  • 2021: A Year in Review

    The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, or OSMRE, works with State and Tribal partners to reclaim abandoned coal mine land and regulate active coal mines reclamation practices. OSMRE works every year to ensure abandoned mine…

  • 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Bats

    October: the month of cool autumn air and horror movies.

    Fall time may conjure visions of ghosts, goblins, and other monsters; but, some of these frightful creatures have received a bad rap. Bats, our only flying mammal, are often…

  • Centralia Project

    The NMMR 50th Anniversary Celebration continues with the presentation of “A New Look at an Old Problem: The 3D rendering of Subsurface Mining Conditions and Mine Fire Progression for Areas Surrounding Centralia; Columbia and Schuylkill Counties,…