This Sept. 11, 2012 photo shows temporary accommodations being built to house workers for a coal mining boom in Narrabri, Australia, near Gunnedah, 450 kilometers (280 miles) northwest of Sydney. Shenhua Watermark, a subsidiary of state-owned China Shenhua Energy, the world’s biggest coal mining company, spent 167 million Australian dollars (more than $170 million) to buy 43 farms covering 36,300 acres in the area. Gunnedah's former mayor says sellers told him Shenhua paid several times market value. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

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This Sept. 11, 2012 photo shows temporary accommodations being built to house workers for a coal mining boom in Narrabri, Australia, near Gunnedah, 450 kilometers (280 miles) northwest of Sydney. Shenhua Watermark, a subsidiary of state-owned China Shenhua Energy, the world’s biggest coal mining company, spent 167 million Australian dollars (more than $170 million) to buy 43 farms covering 36,300 acres in the area. Gunnedah's former mayor says sellers told him Shenhua paid several times market value. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
This Sept. 11, 2012 photo shows temporary accommodations being built to house workers for a coal mining boom in Narrabri, Australia, near Gunnedah, 450 kilometers (280 miles) northwest of Sydney. Shenhua Watermark, a subsidiary of state-owned China Shenhua Energy, the world’s biggest coal mining company, spent 167 million Australian dollars (more than $170 million) to buy 43 farms covering 36,300 acres in the area. Gunnedah's former mayor says sellers told him Shenhua paid several times market value. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
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