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Environmentalists Rally Against Mountaintop Removal Mining

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Environmentalists are rallying in front of the White House to urge an end to mountaintop removal mining. In mountaintop removal mining, forests are clear-cut, explosives blast apart the rock, and machines scoop out the exposed coal.

From the industry’s perspective, the practice has been a step forward in terms of efficiency. But Appalachian activists say industry calculations don’t take all the costs into account.

Matt Laslo reports from the rally in downtown D.C....

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