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EPA Policies Wipe Out Jobs

August 5, 2014
The Intelligencer , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

If you do not believe there is a war on coal and affordable electricity, ask the 1,100 employees of Alpha Natural Resources in West Virginia who were told last week they probably would be losing their jobs this fall. By most recent counts, there are about 20,000 coal mining jobs in West Virginia, paying an average of approximately $55,000 per year. These cuts by Alpha could eliminate 5.5 percent of those jobs - and paychecks.

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