HENDERSON, KY (8/8/12) – Governor Steve Beshear announced today that fiscal courts in 34 counties will receive refunds totaling $585,600 from mining permit and acreage fees, with Webster County receiving $4,850.
The Department for Natural Resources collects mining permit and acreage fees and returns a portion of the fees to coal-producing counties for projects that the fiscal courts deem beneficial to their communities.
“Every effort is being made by this administration to help the mining industry extract coal in a manner that is safe, efficient and protective of our environment,” said Gov. Beshear. “Our coal-producing counties are our partners and these funds provide a direct benefit for their efforts.”
Refunds range from $62 to $111,948, with 11 counties each receiving more than $23,000.
The Department for Natural Resources is an agency of the Energy and Environment Cabinet.
Information provided by the Office of Governor Steve Beshear
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