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    A Siegel

    The coal industry has been reducing its workforce with new machinery more and more for the past hundred years. And, the more environmentally destructive mining methods are usually done to cut jobs. It's cheaper to blow up a mountain than paying miners to dig underground.
    New longwall mining methods and mountaintop removal are the best examples. I'm about to leave so no time to find links right now, but if you want to google, those are the mining methods to look for.

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