Coal was excavated at a surface mine near Salyersville in May. Coal accounts for about a third of the energy market in the United States, its lowest level since 1973.  PHOTO BY SHAWN PORTER
Coal was excavated at a surface mine near Salyersville in May. Coal accounts for about a third of the energy market in the United States, its lowest level since 1973. PHOTO BY SHAWN PORTER
Coal was excavated at a surface mine near Salyersville in May. Coal accounts for about a third of the energy market in the United States, its lowest level since 1973. PHOTO BY SHAWN PORTER

Coal losing favor markedly with utility leaders

June 07, 2012 12:00 AM

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