Output Hits New Low in Kentucky Coal Country

The Hill: “Kentucky coal mines produced their smallest amount of coal in 62 years last year, a figure that’s likely to keep falling.”

“A preliminary report Monday from Kentucky’s Energy and Environment Cabinet said the state put out 61.4 million tons of coal in 2015, down 20.7 percent from the prior year and the lowest volume since 1954.”

“The coal industry in Kentucky had 8,401 people employed at the end of the year, a 28 percent plunge from the end of 2014, and less than half of the 2008 employment figure.”

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