Carrie La Seur and Stephen Merrill look at a map of a proposed coal mine location near South Heart, N.D.
Carrie La Seur, left, an attorney in Billings, Mont., and the president of Plains Justice, an environmental organization, looks at a map of a proposed coal mine location near South Heart, N.D., in western Stark County, N.D., as Stephen Merrill, right, a retired soils scientist, gestures while describing it during a hearing in the Beck Auditorium at Dickinson State University on Tuesday, June 28, 2011. La Seur, Merrill and Mark Trechock, far right, the director of the Dickinson, N.D.-based Dakota Resource Council, spoke at the hearing, which was part of the North Dakota Public Service Commission's review process for a coal mining permit application filed by the mine's developers. (AP Photo/Dale Wetzel)
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