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  • About coal mining impacts | Greenpeace International

    Jul 01, 2016 · Underground mines, which provide the majority of the world's coal, allow coal companies to extract deep coal deposits. About 40 percent of the world's coal mines are the more damaging strip mines (also called open cast, open pit, mountaintop or surface mining). Strip mining impacts. Strip mining is highly destructive.

  • What Is Surface Mining? | Convergence Training

    These mining categories are: strip mining, open-pit mining, mountaintop removal, dredging and high wall mining. All methods of surface mining will remove the waste material, or overburden, above the desired resource. Surface mining is often preferred to sub-surface (underground mining) by mining companies for several reasons.

  • Obama Ends 150-Year War of Strip-Mining in 24 States! | Grist

    Apr 01, 2010 · Obama Ends 150-Year War of Strip-Mining in 24 States: Mountaintop Removal Loses Its Groove.Yeah, I've been wanting to wake up to that headline for years, too. Instead, I read another Coa.

  • DNR: Coal Mine Information System

    The Coal Mine Information System (CMIS) is a repository for historical coal mining information in Indiana. It was developed through a cooperative agreement between the Indiana Geological Survey and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Reclamation. In addition to historical ...

  • What is Strip Mining? (with pictures)