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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.
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.
Cerrado Verde is a unique project: its high-grade potash rock outcrops and is amenable to strip mining, allowing fast construction of a scalable operation; it is located in the midst of the world's third-largest and fastest-growing fertilizer market; it connects to Brazil's largest fertilizer distribution districts via existing, high-quality infrastructure; and it has the potential to supply both ThermoPotash and KCI to Brazil's agriculture market from its large potash-rich deposit.
Alaska Salmon has Streams open for coal strip mining in Upper Cook Inlet.