Published: Sunday, November 21, 2010, 8:53 PM ??? Updated: Sunday, November 21, 2010, 9:12 PMThe Alabama Surface Mining Commission has been extremely busy of late. In addition to several high profile and controversial new coal mining applications, the agency has been processing a large volume of requests for expansions on current permits.
Officials with ASMC have said resurgent demand in China and India has pushed up coal prices, despite the fact domestic use of coal has is down.?
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