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Pennsylvania Coal Mines Must Shut Down, Governor Orders

  • Gov. Wolf orders ‘non-life sustaining’ businesses to close
  • Directive affects Consol, Contura mines in Pennsylvania
Coal Mining Operations Inside Consol Energy Bailey Mine

Photographer: Ty Wright/Bloomberg

Coal miners including Consol Energy Inc. and Contura Energy Inc. must shutter their operations in Pennsylvania after the governor ordered “non-life-sustaining” businesses to close.

The order took effect Thursday night, according to a statement from Gov. Tom Wolf.