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Hundreds protest mountaintop removal coal mining

Several hundred protesters have trooped up the Capitol steps to protest the form of coal mining known as mountaintop removal.

The rally has become an annual Valentine’s Day rite in Frankfort to show support for perennial, but so far unsuccessful, legislation that would effectively end the controversial practice.

The demonstrators Thursday demanded a transition away from coal-powered energy and also called for better working conditions for workers in Kentucky’s coal industry.

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