strip mining

Mine Battleground Heating Up Arch CoalSome 10,000 coal miners faced down a dug-in army of police and private security guards in a battle that left 16 men dead before the miners surrendered to federal troops.
$24-Million for Strip Mine Damage in Illinois A report in 1974 started that Illinois had more than 172,000 acres, in 40 Illinois counties impacted by strip mining.

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