Lignite Mine Operated by Czech Coal AS As Expansion Threatens Local Towns

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A pedestrian carries a shopping bag across an empty street in a town... News PhotoAlternative Energy,Archaeology,Bag,Carrying,Coal,Coal Mine,Coal Miner,Czech Republic,Delivering,Eastern Europe,Environment,Environmental Issues,Europe,Factory,Finance,Fuel and Power Generation,Growth,Horizontal,Lignite,Mine,Miner,Mining,Pedestrian,Risk,Shopping,Street,Threats,TownPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2013 BloombergA pedestrian carries a shopping bag across an empty street in a town under threat from the expansion of nearby lignite mine excavations in Horni Jiretin, Czech Republic, on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. The government may set up a joint company with Severni Energeticka that will seek lifting current environmental limits on lignite mining, Lidove Noviny reports, citing proposal submitted by Industry and Trade Ministry. Photographer: Bartek Sadowski/Bloomberg via Getty Images