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Miners Blow Up Panther Habitat, Then Build Houses Around New 'Lakes'

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FLORIDA ROCK MINING
A John Deere 824J wheel loader carries crushed coquina rock for transport at a mining plant in Fort Pierce, Florida, U.S., on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Photographer: Ty Wright/Bloomberg via Getty Images | Bloomberg via Getty Images

To get the rock needed for making pavement and concrete, miners want to dynamite and dig up thousands of acres in Lee and Collier counties that's currently habitat for the Florida panther.

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