Abandone Mine Lands http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en 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