Ala. To Lose $217K In Federal Mineral Payments

Mar 28, 2013

The federal government is withholding $110 million in mineral payments to 35 states as a result of automatic spending cuts that took effect this month.
Credit Mead Gruver / Associated Press

The U.S. Department of Interior is cutting more than 217,000 dollars in federal mineral payments to Alabama over the next five months.

The reduction is part of the 110 million dollars in cuts to 35 states that receive the mineral payments as their share of revenue from energy and mineral production that occurred on federal land within the states and offshore.

The Interior Department is making the reduction as part of the automatic federal spending cuts that started this month.

While the 217,000 dollars may not seem small it's nothing compared to the 53 million dollars the state of Wyoming will be losing thanks to the cuts.