Patriot Coal to End Mountaintop Removal Mining

Rainforest Action Network: Good news for Appalachia: Patriot Coal recently announced its decision to end mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining. Rainforest Action Network has been talking for many years about why this egregious form of mining needs to be ended immediately. This is significant news, Patriot is the third largest producer of MTR coal, responsible for almost 8% of the coal mined by this method in 2011. Most encouragingly, along with its commitment to end large scale surface mining in the region, Patriot......

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