• Boosting America''s Economy – US Coal Exports

    Although coal''s total contribution to the American economy and way of life is impossible to estimate, coal production has demonstrable benefits. These include the direct employment of nearly 94,000 people and the creation of 3.3 jobs for every job in coal mining, for a total of more than 300,000 jobs.

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  • How Has Epa Policy Affected The Microeconomics Of ...

    2021-11-25 · The production of coal has a number of benefits for the American economy and way of life, even though it is difficult to estimate its total contribution. A National Mining Association analysis of 2020 data found that coal generated $26 billion in sales and paid $10 billion in direct wages and salaries.

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  • Coal: Social, environmental and economic concerns

    2019-12-11 · 2017-09-23 Coal: social, environmental and economic concerns 9 Mining and preparation Key characteristics Capital cost 51.3-7155 M$ FOM cost - VOM cost 14.3-71.6 $/t Energy use 0.391 GJ/ton mined CO2 Em. factor 5.1-10.1 kgCO2eq/GJ Two mining methods exist: Undergroungmining: it accounts for 60% of mining

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  • Building Pyramids: The Economic Impact of the Coal …

    2004-4-22 · and 1980s.2 Our analysis of the coal economy will focus on the states of Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West ia, all of which contain counties that are intensive in coal mining. To indicate the magnitude of these demand shocks, in Figure 1 …

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  • Economics of Strip Mining – Appalachian Voices

    2006-6-29 · Chris Irwin at United Mountain Defense just delivered one of the most awesome point-by-point refutation of every coal industry talking point ever. Stat-by-stat, and state-by-state, Chris refutes Congressman Duncan''s (R TN-1) silly hogwash about "jobs and economics and helping poor people" as the reason for continuing mountaintop removal and strip mining.

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  • "The Socioeconomic Impact of Coal in the Appalachian ...

    2014-8-8 · The coal debate seems to be in a state of inertia. Proponents of coal claim the industry brings economic benefit to Kentucky. Environmentalists claim the industry creates irreparable harm to the Appalachian Mountain region. While these opinions are not unfounded, seldom do stakeholders explore the impact incurred directly in the Appalachian communities that mine coal.

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  • The Impact of Mining Activities on Local People and ...

    2021-12-19 · Mining is indispensable to the economic development of countries endowed with mineral resources. At the same time the effects the mining activities on the local people and the environment have also been wide spread in these economies. While the contributions of mining in Zimbabwe is adequately appreciated, the impact of mining activities has also

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  • In a small Kentucky coal town, joblessness leads to a ...

    2017-11-8 · In the last nine years, eastern Kentucky (which includes Hazard) has lost over 11,000 coal mining jobs, according to the Kentucky Department of Energy. When the mining industry plummeted, other ...

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  • Kentucky

    Kentucky - Kentucky - Civil War and its aftermath: During the war Kentucky was a state divided. Officially, it had sought to avoid war by continuing Clay''s tradition of compromise (which Clay again exercised through his involvement with the Compromise of 1850). But once war erupted, some 76,000 soldiers, of which approximately 15,000 were Black, fought for the Union armies …

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  • Effects of coal mining on the water resources of the ...

    The effects of coal-mine drainage on the water resources of the Tradewater River basin, in the Western Coal Field region of Kentucky, were evaluated (1) by synthesis and interpretation of 16 years of daily conductance data. 465 chemical analyses covering an 18-year period, 28 years of daily discharge data, and 14 years of daily suspended-sediment data from the Tradewater …

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  • Mining

    2021-12-19 · Ensuring Kentucky coal miners are provided with a safe working environment, effective training and ensure the statutes and regulations regarding coal mining are enforced. Abandoned Mine Lands Works throughout the state''s coal fields to protect the public from health and safety problems caused by mining that occurred prior to 1982.

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  • 12 Environmental Effects of Coal Mining

    One of the most obvious (albeit perhaps least harmful) environmental effects of coal mining is noise pollution. Coal mining is a loud, day- and night-long process that disrupts the lives of those in the surrounding communities, reduces the quality of life and can go on for decades. #11 Loss Of Wildlife. Coal mining requires a large expanse of ...

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  • THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF COAL AND COAL-FIRED …

    2021-5-11 · Coal Mining and Coal‐Fired Power Generation Coal mining and coal‐fired power generation combined generated approximately $13.9 billion in total economic activity in the state of West ia in 2019. Coal mining and coal‐fired power generation combined supported nearly 33.3 thousand jobs

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  • The Biggest Industries In Kentucky

    2020-2-28 · Kentucky''s annual GDP is $212 billion. Manufacturing is the biggest industry in Kentucky, accounting for a fifth of the state''s GDP. Coal mining is a major source of income in Kentucky, but controversy over coal''s negative environmental impact could change this. Kentucky''s GDP was $212 billion in 2018, a growth of 1.4% over the previous ...

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  • The Economics of Coal in Kentucky: Current Impacts and ...

    How Does Coal Mining Contribute to the Economy of Australia

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  • An Overview of the Coal Economy in Appalachia (PDF: …

    2020-8-28 · coal in some counties, has led to broader negative spillover effects to regional economies. UNEMPLOYMENT: Coal mining counties in Central Appalachia have consistently posted relatively high unemployment rates in recent years. COUNTY SNAPSHOT—CENTRAL AND NORTHERN APPALACHIA: We provide a close examination

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  • Positive and Negative Effects of Mining

    2018-6-5 · Positive Effects of Mining. Economic Growth. Mining is a vital driver role of economic growth in numerous countries. Locally, it provides much-needed jobs and investment capital. At the top level, it can drive and define national growth. …

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  • Economic Impact of the Coal Boom and Bust | The …

    The graph shows that mining earnings increased steadily from 1969 to 1977, increasing about 150%. The regulatory changes and OPEC oil embargo clearly generated a tremendous boom in the coal economy. Coal earnings levelled off between 1977 and 1982, and then declined drastically during the mid and late 1980s.

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  • Appalachia, Impact of the Great Depression on ...

    2021-11-24 · APPALACHIA, IMPACT OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION ON. The Great Depression came early in Appalachia, a mountainous region of the southeastern United States.The lumber industry faded soon after World War I, and two other major regional employers—textiles and coal—struggled with overproduction, low wages, and rising unemployment throughout the …

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  • The Impacts of Coal Mining on the Economy and …

    the coal mining industry on the economy and to do simulations to find alternative policies on the coal industry that are suitable for economic improvement and environmental sustainability. The results show that the coal mining industry in South Kalimantan Province is growing. Large-scale coal mining is more profitable economically than small-scale

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  • Coal Fact Sheet, Kentucky

    2020-12-17 · Western Kentucky Coal Field and 37 counties in the Eastern Kentucky Coal Field (Fig. 1). The coal in both fields is Pennsylvanian in age (300 to 320 million years old). Kentucky coal is high-volatile C to high-volatile A in rank, which is higher than Wyoming''s subbituminous coal, but not as high as Pennsylvania''s anthracite coal.

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  • Environmental and other effects of mining and transport

    2019-12-11 · IEA Clean Coal Centre – Environmental and other effects of coal mining and transport 9 1 Introduction Coal mining is an industry which has employed millions of people worldwide over centuries and has played a significant role in poverty alleviation, industrialisation and economic growth. However, during this time

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  • The Economic Contributions of U.S. Mining (2017 Update)

    of the mine, support activities and transportation of output from the mine. The coal sector of U.S. mining accounted for 419,531 total jobs, $29.6 billion in total labor income and $57.6 billion in total contribution to GDP (see Table 1). Annual wages and salaries in coal mining operations (excluding support activities and

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  • The Economics of Coal in Kentucky: Current Impacts and ...

    2019-12-19 · I. The Economics of the Coal Industry in Kentucky Mining Employment and Production Trends The amount of coal mined in eastern Kentucky has fluctuated since the late 1970s, dropping briefly in the early 1980s, rising sharply and remaining high through the late 1980s and mid 1990s, then declining somewhat in the late 1990s.

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  • The Last Embers of Coal: Appalachia''s Green Path Forward ...

    2020-11-20 · Between 2019 and now, coal jobs in Appalachia have dropped by 25 percent, from more than 16,000 to hovering just above 12,500 jobs. These numbers pale in comparison to the employment of nearly 40,000 Central Appalachian coal miners in 2011. While Donald Trump''s promises to "bring coal back" might have caused a slight uptick in coal mining ...

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  • Kentucky cements its status as an automotive state ...

    2021-11-24 · Linda Blackford: A decidedly less industry has been steadily out-producing horses, bourbon and coal. With a planned battery plant in Hardin, Kentucky is now firmly an automotive state.

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  • Coal mining, economic development, and the natural ...

    2015-7-1 · The economic landscape for coal mining has changed dramatically in the past two decades. We use exogenous instruments for coal mining to control for unobserved endogeneity. We investigate coal mining''s impact on a wide range of local economic indicators. The effects of coal mining on local communities are complex and nuanced.

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  • Health Impacts of Coal Mining | Kentuckians For The ...

    2021-12-15 · Health Impacts of Coal Mining. In eastern Kentucky our water, land and air are contaminated by mountaintop removal. Volumes of scientific studies illustrate the harm to human health from exposure to dust and numerous toxins …

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  • Impact of coal mining on mine water quality | SpringerLink

    The coal mining industry has to dispose of millions of litres of water every day. This water forms main source of various water supplies in the thickly populated coalfields. In this study, water samples from major coalfields were collected and analysed in an attempt to reflect the impact of mining on water quality in these areas. Various physico-chemical characteristics of mine …

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  • The Economic Impact Of The Coal Boom And Bust*

    2005-4-4 · In this paper, we examine the impact of the coal boom in the 1970s and the subsequent coal bust in the 1980s on local labour markets in Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West ia. We address two main questions in our analysis. How were non‐mining sectors affected by the shocks to the mining sector?

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  • An Economic Analysis of the Appalachian Coal Industry ...

    2018-1-24 · Data File 1 (Excel: 30 KB): This file provides information on the counties identified as Vulnerable, Hardship, or Depressed in the report County-level CIE Supply Chain Analysis, and the locations of power plant closures in the Appalachian Region between 2011 and 2015, as discussed in the report The Economic Impacts and Risks Associated with Electric Power …

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  • KY Coal Facts

    2018-1-5 · Economic Impact Analysis of Coal in Kentucky, (1995) to 2004 by Haywood and Baldwin. Economic Impacts of All Mining Nationwide The mining of coal, metals, and industrial minerals creates value by taking natural resources found in the Earth''s crust, removing them from their natural setting, and converting them into products useful to human beings.

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