Environmentalists Halt Plans for New Coal Mine Near Birmingham
Written By: Raven Clabough | Posted: Friday, August 5th, 2011
In the battle of environmentalists against business that began years ago in the United States, one of its latest victims is Birmingham, Alabama, coal mine owner Ronnie Bryant.
During a recent public hearing in Birmingham - called to consider whether to place a coal mine near a river that serves as a source of drinking water for parts of the Birmingham metro area - Bryant heard accusations by an overflowing crowd that businesses in the area were polluting the drinking water and causing cancer.
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