Coal — And The Way Forward

Lessons For W.Va. In West Germany's Transition From Coal

Over the past 50 in West Virginia, jobs in coal mining have declined by 66 percent -- and experts don’t predict a comeback. But we’re not alone -- other industrial places around the world face similar dilemmas. As the last story in West Virginia Public Broadcasting's series about the state of coal in West Virginia, Roxy Todd spoke with some of the people who live in those places, to find out where we may be headed. She started in Germany 50 years ago - when coal executives and political leaders were forced to make tough decisions when it came to the future of coal, and their home.

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Coal Production Drop Off Leaves Behind Unreclaimed Mine Lands

Coal has been “king” for most of the last century in West Virginia and central Appalachia, but in recent years, global market forces, governmental regulations and alternative energy sources like natural gas have reduced its dominance.

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Coal Keeps The Lights On, For Now, At The Mountaineer Power Plant

Mountaineer has been generating electric power since Jimmy Carter was president. But due to changing environmental regulations and the competition from natural gas and renewable energy, time could be running out.

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Remembering The Battle Of Blair Mountain And Its Significance To American History

We travel back in time 100 years, when West Virginia was home to our nation's most violent labor uprising — the Battle of Blair Mountain.

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