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Mountaintop removal is a new form of coal mining where the tops are blasted off of mountains and the coal is extracted. The remains of the mountain are piled back together and the mountains is "reclaimed".

Photo by Kent Kessinger. Flight provided courtesy of Southwings.

For more info on mountaintop removal and what you can do to help check out www.ilovemountains.org.

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Taken on October 21, 2007