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A bill to amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (S. 897)
February 29, 2012 Full Committee Markup

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 29, 2012 -

Reporting S. 897 Out of Committee (Passed by voice vote.)
This bill clarifies that Indian tribes have the authority to use certain payments from the Abandoned Mine Land (AML) fund for high priority non-coal reclamation projects.

Markey Amendment #003 (Failed 14-30. View Roll Call Vote)
This Amendment would add a 12.5 percent royalty rate to any minerals produced from hard rock mining and make it available for hard rock mining reclamation.

* For complete legislative action for the February 29, 2012 Full Committee Markup, click here.




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