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Ohio Coal Industry Shrinks

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Sign marks entrance to Buckingham coal mine in Corning, Ohio. One of two mines still operating in Perry County, southeast of Columbus.
8, 2013

Ohio’s coal industry suffered another setback when Murray Energy last month announced it would close its mine in Brilliant – on the Ohio River. Coal is still a one-billion dollar industry in Ohio, but coal consumption has fallen to a 20-year low. Regulation and competition are to blame.