Energy

Local/Regional News
2:50 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Report Says More Woes For Appalachian Coal Mining

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A new report says hard times are expected to continue for the coal industry in Central Appalachia, which at one time was the hub of the nation's coal production.

Coal business in the mountains of eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia is facing declining reserves, higher production costs and competition from other coal basins and natural gas.

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