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    • Coal Mining Outlook: International, National, and Virginia Trends 

      Karmis, Michael; McDowney, Preston; Ripepi, Nino; Schafrik, Steven; Weisiger, Sean; Walton, Daniel; Kostic, Dennis (Virginia Tech. Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research., 2000-11)
      Coal mining serves an important role as the economic catalyst for Southwest Virginia, providing high paying jobs in an area crippled by unemployment. There are numerous support industries in existence only because of coal ...