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Kentucky Holds Hearing on 10,000-acre Mining Ban

Residents of Harlan County, Ky., are seeking to ban surface mining on 10,000 acres of land near the towns of Benham and Lynch.

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Federal Agency Considering Partial Surface Mining Ban in Tennessee

The U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement is considering a petition from the state of Tennessee to prevent surface coal mining on land within 600 feet of certain ridgelines in a 67,000-acre area north of Knoxville.

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