In the Northwest, Rising Coal Exports to Asia Stir Huge Fight

Seattle Times: At Spring Creek Mine, a broad black seam of coal, reaching depths of 80 feet, runs like a subterranean river through arid, sagebrush-covered hills. This is a world-class seam formed from the remnants of ferns, grasses and other plants that flourished here more than 50 million years ago, when this part of Montana was a humid marsh. Cloud Peak Energy, operators of this mine, and other companies have proposals that could eventually double the state's coal production -- part of the push......

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