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Governor Announces Abandoned Mine Land Grant Recommendations and Transportation Alternatives Grant Awards

October 22nd, 2018 by WCBC Radio

Today, Gov. Jim Justice and DEP Secretary Austin Caperton announced the recommendation of two projects that will use grant funding for economic development of abandoned mine land sites.

The grant funding, provided by the federal government through the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), is administered by the WVDEP’s Office of Abandoned Mine Lands. The recipients applied for the grant funding earlier this year and were each considered by a committee of representatives from the WVDEP, West Virginia Department of Commerce, Department of Transportation, and the Governor’s Office.

OSMRE must give final approval of the projects and amounts awarded.

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