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  1. It is true, that these excavators destroyed the landscape in the past, but many of the ex-coal mines are rebuild right now.

  2. I have a friend who works for BLM, who insists that a rehabilitated coal mine is actually better than the landscape as nature intended it. Personally, I have my doubts.

  3. Coal mines are typically open-pit mines. When they’re finished with the mine, they “rehabilitate” or “restore” it to return it to its “natural” state– as envisioned by man, not Nature. See for example:

    http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Default.aspx?alias=www.dnr.state.oh.us/mineral

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