NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – New Mexico will get $2.4M to clean up abandoned mines. The money from the infrastructure bill Congress approved last year. States had to apply for the money. The Navajo Nation will also get $1.66M.

The federal government asked states and tribes that applied for funding to:

  • Prioritize projects along the President’s Justice40 initiative.
  • Ask for public comment and review into projects that are being funded
  • Considering prioritizing projects that reduce methane emissions
  • Prioritize the employment of current and former coal industry workers