"The legality of strip mining
is built on a mountain of false assumptions.
In 1977, Congress passed a federal law to regulate strip mining
. Was it not working?
Barker assumed control of the company in 1964 following the death of its founder, and was instrumental in growing the company from its early roots in deep and strip mining
to an international company synonymous as a primary supplier of trenchless construction equipment.
His latest book is a novel called Hunted (Lyons Press) about strip mining
in southeastern Montana.
In 2000, the organization succeeded in saving the Fall Creek Falls watershed from the potentially devastating effects of strip mining
. Group members fought for the preservation of the watershed for 25 years.
Ohio Power compared strip mining
to harvesting in one of its brochures and began its story with images of failed, impoverished hillbilly farms, a land used up by improvident farming methods over many generations.
Under former Interior Secretary James Watt, Cason gave millions of taxpayer dollars to the mining industry in a sweetheart land deal; authorized a rule making national parks and wildlife areas vulnerable to strip mining
; and claimed that the spotted owl would go on the endangered species list "over my dead body." Joining Cason are a number of folks from the "Wise Use Movement," a group of industry types and private landowners pushing for laws that would require the government to reimburse landowners for the impact of environmental regulation.
The system at Kriel, to be used for support of strip mining
site rehabilitation and other earth moving activities, will consist of a fixed reference station, a bulldozer-mounted mobile GPS receiver and computer, and a local radio network for transmitting data between the reference station and the mobile unit.
When, momentarily, he does--when he discusses his rural, homeschooled childhood, or relates his mother's campaign against school consolidation, or reports the damage strip mining
has done to the West Virginia landscape--we see hints of another hook.
Daguma insisted its mining method was not open pit, but 'contour strip mining
.' It pointed to section 168 of the provincial environment code which calls on parties to respect the original terms and condition of contract entered prior to the passage of the provincial environment code.