Fifty Years of Night: Coal Jobs Gone, Perhaps for Good

Lexington Herald-Leader - Analysts project that coal production in Eastern Kentucky and throughout Central Appalachia will continue a steep slide in the next few years regardless of the mix of environmental rules, said Sean O'Leary, an analyst with the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy. Read

"It's too expensive to mine, with or without the environmental regulations," O'Leary said.

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