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NORTHERN PLAINS RESOURE COUNCIL

 State laws as well as federal laws require Montana to reclaim the land that was strip mined. Most coal mining and strip mining companies halt before reclaiming the land that they themselves used to mine for coal and other materials. The state of Montana has their very own laws regarding strip mining which are very similar to the laws of SMCRA.
 In the year of 2005 there were over 62,000 acres that have been permitted for strip mining and only 216 acres have been released. Most land isleft un accounted for. Since the law was passed in 1977 as little as 216 acres that have been strip mined have been relcaimed by compainies that participate in the destruction.

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Virginia Strip-Mining Death Brings Reform
 
In August of 2004, a 3 year old, Jeremy Davidson was tragically killed by a rock that weighed nearly 1,000 pounds. The rock had come loose by a bulldozer at the strip mining site that was located above his home.
 Due to the increasin price of coal, mining has increased as well. This death sparked a lawsuit for a wrongful death. Virginia lawmakers were forced to approve new coal mining regulations.
 The strip mining was taking place on the upper part of the mountain behind their home. The family of the 3 year old was un aware of how close to their home that the strip mining was taking place.

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