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strip mine

[′strip ‚mīn]
(mining engineering)
An opencut mine in which the overburden is removed from a coal bed before the coal is taken out.
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Local kids learn in school that strip mines are safe and that reclamation projects can leave the mountains better off than they were before their tops were blown up.
The Army Corps of Engineers, which issued the regulation in 1986, invoked it to block a landfill project in an abandoned strip mine in northeastern Illinois.
You can strip mine the moon and you can cook out the helium-3.
Drawn from Morocco, the United Kingdom, Australia, Uganda, Switzerland, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, India, China, Peru and elsewhere, the case studies cover conservation agriculture, manuring and composting, vegetative strips and cover, agroforestry, water harvesting, gully rehabilitation, terraces, grazing land management, and other technologies including sand dune stabilization and strip mine rehabilitation.
Environmental Protection Agency overstepped its authority by applying the Clean Water Act, protecting ``navigable waters'' and ``the waters of the United States,'' to isolated ponds created at an abandoned strip mine.
A coal company was denied a surface mining permit by the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board (EHB) on the basis that the mineral deed did not expressly convey the right to strip mine coal, and that the company's permit application was properly denied on violation of a consent order on site reclamation.
The company was already known as a "high violator," in the words of one federal inspector, and shortly after Webb reported the problem to the Environmental Protection Agency, the EPA issued a formal notice of intent to revoke DLM's strip mine license.
Reforesting a landfill or a strip mine takes expertise, and that's where the tree-planting partners come in.
3000, centuries after the Psychlos conquered the planet (apparently it took all of nine minutes) and, now they're just hanging around to strip mine all the minerals.
Project opponents, organized under the name Stop Mining in Rural Fillmore, called the project a strip mine and said it could lead to the end of agriculture in the entire valley.