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W. Virginia Strip Mining

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W. Virginia Strip Mining

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Dan Heyman reports from southern West Virginia's "coal belt" that many residents are conflicted about mountain-top removal mining and its impact on the region. Recently, the Bush administration announced changes in the regulations that govern this form of mining and some residents fear this will spread the negative environmental impact they believe this type of mining causes. Others welcome the jobs it brings to an economically depressed area.

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