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Patriot Coal Agrees to Stop Mountaintop Removal Mining
10 Dec 2012
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Tremendous news from West Virginia: "One of the nation's top coal companies, Patriot Coal, has just announced it will stop all of its mountaintop removal mining operations following a historic settlement with activists and environmental groups." This local news piece represents the two sides of the issue – those who see it as an environmental and social threat, and those who worry about job loss once MTR ends. 

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