A James River Coal subsidiary is seeking permission to strip the hills above Sassafras, left, on the Knott-Perry county line. The surface mine, right, is the one seen in the distance in the photo at left.
A James River Coal subsidiary is seeking permission to strip the hills above Sassafras, left, on the Knott-Perry county line. The surface mine, right, is the one seen in the distance in the photo at left.
A James River Coal subsidiary is seeking permission to strip the hills above Sassafras, left, on the Knott-Perry county line. The surface mine, right, is the one seen in the distance in the photo at left.

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February 25, 2014 12:00 AM

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