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strip mining:

see coal miningcoal mining,
physical extraction of coal resources to yield coal; also, the business of exploring for, developing, mining, and transporting coal in any form. Strip mining is the process in which the overburden (earth and rock material overlying the coal) is removed to expose a
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strip mining

[′strip ‚mīn·iŋ]
(mining engineering)
The mining of coal by surface mining methods.
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The legality of strip mining is built on a mountain of false assumptions.
After conducting the interviews, students were required to prepare a content index of each interview tape and to write up a personal narrative on each subject, connecting the life stories of the participants to the changes brought about by strip mining.
Purdy argues that you can't address strip mining, or any issue, with mere "general arguments for efficiency, or property rights, or the growth of the national economy.
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Mountaintop removal is an accurate description of a form of strip mining that blasts the tops of mountains and uses huge bulldozers and drag lines to deposit the debris in valleys.
The author details both the logging and strip mining that despoiled the area and the conservation work by organizations such as the Audubon Society and the Florida Wildlife Federation.
The strip mining of America's manufacturing and hi-tech sectors through "outsourcing" is the most visible front of that ongoing war against the middle class.
Many similarities can be drawn between the Americans and us, like the controversy that surrounds open cast or strip mining, loss of jobs within the locality and the problems that economic decline and change can bring,'' said Mrs Tiley.
Under SMCRA, mine operators must reconstruct the land to its "approximate original contours" after strip mining.
The highwall machine is typically operated from a bench that is created by the removal of overburden material, and coal, by way of contour strip mining around the perimeter of the coal seam.