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Anti surface mining rally scheduled in KY next week

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FRANKFURT, KY -

 

It is a controversial topic: Surface mining.
     
A group of activists plan to march at the Kentucky capital next Thursday to call for an end of the practice.
   
The "I Love Mountains Day" event attracts hundreds of people to Frankfort each year.
     
Environmentalist argue that surface mining pollutes streams while scarring the land.