The announcement of a new purported clean source of energy came at a crucial time: adults still remembered the 1973 oil crisis and the problems caused by oil dependence, anthropogenic global warming was starting to become notorious, the anti-nuclear movement was labeling nuclear power plants as dangerous and getting them closed, people had in mind the consequences of strip mining, acid rain, the greenhouse effect and the Exxon Valdez oil spill, which happened the day after the announcement.
(Source: Intrafest Dimap political research company for the ARD.) The Greens have a higher voter demographic in urban areas than rural areas, except for a small number of rural areas with pressing local environmental concerns, such as strip mining or radioactive waste deposits.
But commercial exploitation of these deposits probably would require strip mining, which is environmentally unsound.
strip mining, which consists of stripping surface layers off to reveal ore/seams underneath;
The operation of traditional brown-coal plants, particularly in combination with strip mining, is politically contentious due to environmental concerns.
The most common methods of surface mining involve open pit mining and strip mining.
Coal mining methods, particularly mountaintop removal and strip mining, have negative environmental impacts, and offshore oil drilling poses a hazard to aquatic organisms.
The court ruled in favor of the defendants because the Broad Form Deed did not recognize strip mining as a legal form of mining.
The coal is entirely bituminous, and much of it has been mined or is being mined by Strip mining.
Strip mining continued.
One of their settlements was a rough stone structure on Fort Ridge, which has since been destroyed by strip mining for coal.
The town, for years the smallest incorporated town in the State of Alabama, declined along with the decline of underground coal mining and the rise of strip mining.
Several mines were open until strip mining became a commonly practiced way to retrieve coal from the ground.
Strip mining was performed north of Reddick between 1950 and 1974.
Crumbling remains of the fort were reportedly still in existence in the early 1960s, but were destroyed by strip mining.
The Eagle has won numerous awards for its coverage of strip mining and its environmental effects, as well as education, and political corruption.
The Panama Coal Company, which had engaged in strip mining, went bankrupt in 1977.
Fell township also features the Lackawanna River, Panther's Creek, and many abandoned pits from strip mining.
Unemployment soared, reaching 25-30%. With the demise of deep mining, strip mining would be utilized as long as it was economically advantageous.
strip mining continues there to the present day.