Coal Industry Served another Blow in West Virginia

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Alpha Natural Resources announced it is shutting down eight mines in Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

Alpha said it will cut production by 16 million tons and eliminate more than 1,200 jobs. Many believe the move is the result of the Obama administration's so-called "war on coal."

"Since the Obama administration has been in, things have been tough on the coal economy," one West Virginia coal miner said. "It just keeps going downhill, and without it West Virginia will be one state that won't make it."

The Obama administration has portrayed coal as a dirty energy source. The Environmental Protection Agency has imposed tough new regulations to keep operating or get new permits.

Miners owners argue they can't afford to make the necessary changes in the amount of time they're given. That has resulted in layoffs or mines simply shutting down.

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