President of coal association: Best-case scenario for E. Ky. may be ‘maintaining what we have’

Many Kentuckians have either directly or indirectly depended on the coal mining industry to make a decent living. Others argue that burning coal is harming our health and that the extraction method known as mountaintop removal has brought major destruction to the natural areas of Eastern Kentucky. Still others point out that coal keeps energy affordable for Kentuckians. And then there’s the matter of climate change.

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