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Once in -- opposite ends of the political spectrum actually come together we have such a story tonight.
Senior national correspondent John Roberts on unlikely allies against common fell in Tennessee.
It's an issue that is created some strange bedfellows uniting the south's oldest and largest conservative group with environmentalists opposing mountaintop coal -- -- not radical environmentalists were argument environmentalist -- -- -- more adored -- as president of the Tennessee conservative union's.
His group is never hopefully oppose the destructive effects of mountaintop mining.
But when the TCU discovered a Chinese company was quietly buying local triple H -- It erupted in full throated protest to choose the number of -- remembering nation.
The -- sort can take our code.
With a statewide that the TCU has thrown its full weight behind this scenic vistas protection act.
Which would end mountaintop mining pollution and shut China out of the coal business.
Some are very go orange so you contrasts -- -- become a nationally she's another case where they've tried to do this I have strange sort of Claiborne and and you can tell -- -- -- go over -- the inning driving around.
Environmental groups who've been trying to pass a band for years or thunder struck by their unlikely allies commitment to the cause to be honest I've watched about ten times of four people much and up off the floor and the industry is done.
Lifted defended Chinese buyout even mine operators -- privately admit there's no they don't like they're going to be involved in the community they're gonna give back they're gonna -- you have scholarships for the miners and their children.
They're got a great jobs while the Tennessee conservative union has taken aim at a Chinese company ending mountaintop mining would affect a lot of companies owned by Americans.
Then there are the property rights of landowners who spent millions for these mountains.
Not to mention the hundreds of jobs in a part of the country -- there's not much going on besides -- One of those jobs belongs to George bellicose.
He's worked these mountains for 32 years feels betrayed the conservative group wants to put him out on the street.
-- -- -- That's my opinion NATO afternoon.
I don't know walked doesn't work toward faith they're doing -- -- And the industry argues they're actually making the mountains better going to areas previously -- scarred abandoned decades ago.
Using new technology to get more coal -- restoring the land fixing the mistakes of -- previous generation.
State senator frank nicely defends the process and Chinese ownership.
He was awarded conservative of the year by -- Doherty screw in 2009.
Do you think that -- is just wrong on this issue.
There are -- -- -- -- lowered her all you can look at data from different idol would lord wishes it never happened.
It did happen and I'm -- we fix it.
The bill to ban mountaintop mining failed this spring for the sixth time but the Tennessee conservative union is launching a grass -- effort to put it over the top when it comes up again next year.
Sparking a whole new feud in the east Tennessee hills.
An -- election John Roberts Fox News.
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