Kentucky miners block coal train over missed paychecks
Some Kentucky coal miners and their families stood on train tracks Monday to prevent a train loaded with coal from leaving, saying they had worked since Dec. 16 without being paid. The tracks lead from Quest Energy in Pike County.
Environmentalists in Australia are angry over the expansion of New South Wales's Metropolitan mine.
Coal mining has become particularly controversial, since drought conditions worsened in Australia last year, leading to some water shortages.
The Metropolitan mine is being developed underneath the Woronora reservoir, one of five main water catchments in Greater Sydney, raising concerns about possible water contamination.
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