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Appeals Court Reverses Limits on Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Article: Appeals Court Reverses Limits on Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

RICHMOND, Virginia, February 17, 2009 (ENS) – A federal appeals court Friday reversed a lower court ruling that limited the controversial coal mining practice called mountaintop removal. In mountaintop removal coal operations, the peaks of mountains are blasted away with explosives to expose coal seams and the waste materials are dumped into streams, causing what…