Sep

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"Mining it More, Burning it Less": 

We're mining more coal in the US, more efficiently than ever, but burning less of it. Domestic consumption of coal is down to its lowest point since 1988. Meanwhile US coal exports have reached their highest levels in 20 years.

Republicans accuse President Obama of waging "war on coal." Coal companies blame over-regulation from Washington. But US coal production has risen substantially over the last half century, from 560 million tons in 1950 to 1.1 billion in 2011.


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