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Begun in the 1970s, MTM, also called surface mining, escalated in the 1990s as a cheaper way to access the energy-rich bituminous coal beds lying beneath the Appalachian mountain forests.
In general, bituminous coal, which is the most plentiful type mined in Kentucky and in the U.S., fetches around $50 per ton, according to Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet spokesman John Mura.
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