COAL: Underneath the Park

Scranton, Pennsylvania, is a city built upon the coal industry. This is perfectly literal, since many of the mines run under the city and buildings not infrequently cave in as a result of dangerous tunneling. Now it has been discovered by mining engineers employed by the city that the Richter Coal Company has been unlawfully mining beneath Nay Aug Park, thus imperilling the lives of hundreds of pleasure seeking citizens. But it appears that the coal digging was not illegal because it endangered people's lives; it was illegal because the coal belongs...

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