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A haul truck is pictured at a coal seam at a coal mine in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters November 30, 2012. REUTERS/National Mining Association/Handout

A haul truck is pictured at a coal seam at a coal mine in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters November 30, 2012. REUTERS/National Mining Association/Handout

A haul truck is pictured at a coal seam at a coal mine in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters November 30, 2012. REUTERS/National Mining Association/Handout
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Coal is loaded onto rail cars leaving a coal mine in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters November 30, 2012. REUTERS/National Mining Association/Handout

Coal is loaded onto rail cars leaving a coal mine in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters November 30, 2012. REUTERS/National Mining Association/Handout

Coal is loaded onto rail cars leaving a coal mine in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters November 30, 2012. REUTERS/National Mining Association/Handout
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Coal is loaded from a silo into a rail car at a coal mine in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters November 30, 2012. REUTERS/National Mining Association/Handout

Coal is loaded from a silo into a rail car at a coal mine in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters November 30, 2012. REUTERS/National Mining Association/Handout

Coal is loaded from a silo into a rail car at a coal mine in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters November 30, 2012. REUTERS/National Mining Association/Handout
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Empty railcars approach a coal mine in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming as cars full of coal leave in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters November 30, 2012. REUTERS/National Mining Association/Handout

Empty railcars approach a coal mine in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming as cars full of coal leave in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters November 30, 2012. REUTERS/National Mining Association/Handout

Empty railcars approach a coal mine in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming as cars full of coal leave in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters November 30, 2012. REUTERS/National Mining Association/Handout
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