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Sep 17, 2020· Environmental groups allege that the Red Fox Mine, a large strip-mining site in southern West Virginia owned by Gov. Jim Justice’s Bluestone Coal Corp., continues to exceed discharge limits for harmful substances.

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    The focal area identified for the restoration of the current Virginia elk in 2012 through 2014 was 2,600 acres at an average elevation of 2,000 feet in Buchanan County that had seen significant coal mining efforts in the past. Strip mining for coal involves the explosive removal of mountaintops, including trees, vegetation, and earth, to expose coal seams, which are then removed.

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    Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Endson March 16 EcoWatch

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