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Posted Mon Dec 27 2010: from Beckly Register-Herald:
What's in a name? 'Mountaintop removal' vs. 'mountaintop development'
Coal operators and environmentalists have been pondering the value of a name since the revelation that the coal industry may push for "rebranding" surface mining as "mountaintop development" instead of "mountaintop removal." The process of blasting the top of a mountain to obtain its underground coal reserves instead of digging a mine has been a much easier target for environmentalists since it has become known as mountaintop removal. However, coal industry executives say the term "mountaintop development" would paint a more accurate picture of the practice.
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'Doc Jim says:
How about they call themselves the Coal Liberation Front?

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