State loses money of Abandoned Land Mines

State lawmakers are talking about the Abandoned Land Mine Trust fund, and the cap that Congress implemented recently. More than 20 other states are affected by the cap and will lose federal money that they've become accustomed to, West Virginia included. The new bill limits total annual AML payments to certified states or Indian tribes to no more than $15 million. According to the Interstate Mining Compact Commission, funding will have to be forfeited by uncertified coal-producing states. West Virgnia stands to lost $102 million. Wyoming stands to lose the most, at $700 million over 10 years.