AML http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Henrichsen attacks Lummis for losing AML funds http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/henrichsen-attacks-lummis-losing-aml-funds <p>During tonight’s Congressional debate, Democrat Chris Henrichsen attacked Republican&nbsp;Rep. Cynthia Lummis for losing hundreds of millions of dollars of Abandoned Mine Lands money that were destined for Wyoming.</p><p>Coal-producing states receive AML funds&nbsp;in order to pay for mine reclamation, but Wyoming used a portion of&nbsp;the money for buildings, infrastructure and other projects. This fall, Congress voted to severely limit the amount the Cowboy State gets.</p><p>Henrichsen says Lummis failed in her duties because she failed to stop the measure.</p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 05:57:57 +0000 Willow Belden 32230 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Henrichsen attacks Lummis for losing AML funds Wyoming officials say proposed AML fund cuts are dire http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-officials-say-proposed-aml-fund-cuts-are-dire <p>Top Wyoming officials say congressional action to block about $700 million in federal Abandoned Mine Land payments to the state over the next 10 years threatens to be devastating to the state budget.<br>&nbsp;<br>Gov. Matt Mead and Sen. Phil Nicholas, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee in the Wyoming Legislature, say the loss will leave the state hard-pressed to continue to pay for coal research and other programs it has covered with the AML dollars.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 22:10:13 +0000 The Associated Press 30592 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming officials say proposed AML fund cuts are dire Wyoming Stands to Lose $700 Million in AML Funds http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stands-lose-700-million-aml-funds <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Wyoming leaders are shell-shocked after learning that Congress has arranged to take hundreds of millions of dollars money from the Abandoned Mine Lands program to fund a federal transportation bill.</p><p>Wyoming coal producers have paid $2.9 billion into the program, and the state was guaranteed $1.9 billion back for reclamation efforts. The cut would reduce Wyoming&rsquo;s share by about 700 million dollars over the next decade. That money is used for a variety of projects. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 22:38:44 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 26501 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stands to Lose $700 Million in AML Funds