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

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A worker stands in the shelter of a hut during maintenance work on... News PhotoAlternative Energy,British Open,Coal,Coal Mine,Coal Miner,Czech Republic,Delivering,Eastern Europe,Environment,Environmental Issues,Equipment,Europe,Factory,Finance,Fuel and Power Generation,Golf,Green - Golf Course,Horizontal,Hut,Lignite,Mine,Miner,Mining,Occupation,TownPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2013 BloombergA worker stands in the shelter of a hut during maintenance work on mining equipment used to excavate lignite, also known as brown coal, in the open pit mine operated by Czech Coal AS near the town of 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