The Future of Coal: Despite Gas Boom, Coal Isn’t Dead

July 2, 2014, 4:18 pm | Admin

James River Coal Co. laid off a quarter of its workers.  Consol Energy Inc., which has mined coal since the Civil War, sold five Appalachian mines, representing nearly half its coal output. And more than a half-dozen U.S. coal-mining companies went under, beset by new environmental rules and competition from low-cost natural gas. But coal isn’t going away. Coal remains the biggest source of fuel for generating electricity in the U.S. and coal exports are growing fast.

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