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A Parting Gift For the Coal Industry

  1. Aug 25, 2007 #1
    The other black gold. Could we screw up the environment any worse than this? Strip mines are bad enough, but surface mining on hillsides and hilltops is not compatible with land reclamation.

    http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/08/23/europe/coal.php

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/08/24/surface.mining.ap/index.html
     
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  3. Aug 25, 2007 #2

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    Presumably he can only order this in America, for once the rest of the world is safe.
     
  4. Aug 25, 2007 #3
    Don't we already have the worlds largest coal reserves? Guess it keeps the railroad industry strong.
     
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