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Let Coal Die. Save Coal Country.

Kentucky and West Virginia can still thrive in a green economy.

These days aren't coming back.

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The decline of coal as a source of electric power is inevitable and well under way. This is a good thing, because whether measured by its effect on public health or its contribution to global warming, coal is more harmful than any other widely used source of electricity.

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