Surface Mining Rapes the Landscape

Number of Pages 7

Once virtually abandoned, surface mining for coal has made a resurgence after the energy crisis. Previously known as strip mining, surface mining's effects on the environment—destruction of landscape, the creation of open pits where nothing will grow—were the cause of some of the first environmental legislation in this country. This paper suggests that a 1997 law designed to make surface mining harder to approve has been largely ineffective.This paper has seven pages and seven sources are listed in the bibliography.


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