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Any word on US coal output differences? Strip mining is very productive and doesn't require that many people and Bush was permissive of it. Did Obama crack down on it?
Not really. President Obama did oppose a few mountain top mining projects in West Virginia but he did not attack strip mining. The easy coal has been increasingly mined. More miners are needed to mine the more difficult to reach coal and that partly explains these surprising numbers.
Just curious, what is your source?
It is from a report by Appalachian Voices. Google and you will find it.