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North Dakota to Receive $2.8 Million for Abandoned Coal Mines



BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota is among about two dozen states set to receive millions in federal funding for reclaiming abandoned coal mines.

The U.S. Interior Department is awarding states and tribes a total of $170 -million dollars.

North Dakota will get $2.8 million for coal mine reclamation and repurposing projects.

The agency provides the grants to the 25 coal producing states and three tribes based on past and current coal production.

The grants are funded in part by a fee collected on all coal produced in the U.S.