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Strip Mining began in Appalachia in the early 1950's and increased dramatically in 1961 when the Tenneessee Valley Authority (TVA) signed contracts to buy 16.5 million tons of strip mined coal.
Unlike other states wwhere coal land was usually owned by coal companies, Kentucky land was privately owned., BUT COULD BE STRIP MINED WITHOUT THE SURFACE OWNERS CONSENT UNDER OLD BROADFORM DEEDS WHICH WERE UPHELD BY THE STATE'S COURTS.

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