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Our View: Leave AML funds alone


With the upcoming legislative session, members of the house and senate will more than likely decide to use $242 million in Abandon Mine Lands funding the state is eligible for to supplement the state’s budget.

As the state looks at more than $200 million in reduced revenue this year and the money would help to stabilize the state, but using those funds for anything outside their intended use is a mistake. It’s happened before, with the University of Wyoming benefiting from funds originally given to the state to mitigate and reclaim land impacted by mining in the past, so it isn’t a st...

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