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Senator Roberts Applauds $2.8 Million Grant for Conservation Funding in Kansas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) applauded the announcement from the U.S. Department of the Interior today that Kansas will receive $2,823,000 in conservation funding to reclaim and repurpose abandoned coal mines in the region through the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE).

“I was pleased to hear Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announce more than $2.8 million for Kansas to reclaim abandoned mine land (AML),” said Sen. Roberts. “This is a welcome announcement for our state and provides a crucial start to reclaiming the abandoned mines that result in health and safety issues, currently threatening the daily lives of Kansans.”

According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), Kansas currently has over 350 abandoned coal mine sites identified with health and safety problems.

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