The Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds

Raid of AML Fund

Just when environmental groups had grown accustomed to the new, funding provisions under the reauthorized Abandoned Mine Lands Fund of 2006, Congress has pulled the rug out from under us. With a ‘gap’ in transportation funding, the AML Fund seemingly became the target for balancing the Transportation Bill, and the Baucus Amendment was the vehicle. The raided funds will equate to at least $178 Million being derailed for PA mine reclamation. With our legacy issues still accounting for more than 180,000 acres of mine scared land, and some 5,500 miles of degraded streams, this is a HUGE travesty. Click on the links below for more information, and stay tuned for details on how you can reverse the Baucus Amendment!

Baucus Amendment Information.

PA Environmental News Interview.

Altoona Mirror Article.

WHYY’s Blog Post.

WHYY’s Interview with John Dawes.

September 04 2012 09:19 am | News

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