Issue Brief 16-62
December 22, 2016

Under provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act (MLA), states receive a share of receipts collected from the sale, lease, or development of mineral resources on federal lands. On November 25, the Department of Interior (DOI) released fiscal year (FY) 2016 state payments. Overall, states received $1.3 billion, a -27.8% change from the prior year.