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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.
4:59AM
November
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.