Coal mining in Kentucky - Wikipedia

Coal was discovered in Kentucky in 1750. Since the first commercial coal mine opened in 1820 coal has gained both economic importance and controversy regarding its environmental consequences.

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Appalachian mines produce primarily bituminous coal from both surface and underground mines.Appalachian coal tends to be high in energy content and low in sulphur.; Illinois Basin mines also produce primarily bituminous coal but are generally underground operations, yielding coal that is high in energy content but also high in sulfur.

Kentucky Gets Hip to Hemp — THE BITTER SOUTHERNER

Kentucky Gets Hip to Hemp The Agricultural Act of 2014 allowed certain states to start farming hemp again after a ban of almost 60 years. One Southern state has already established a lead in the race: Kentucky.

Mountaintop Removal 101 > Appalachian Voices

Where is mountaintop removal coal consumed? Most mountaintop removal coal is burned in power plants in the eastern United States and in some Midwestern states.

Coal Mine Safety and Health | Mine Safety and Health ...

Coal Mine Safety and Health enforces the Mine Act at all coal mines in the United States. Enforcement activities include:

Loretta Lynn Coal Miner's Daughter Home Butcher Holler Kentucky

Butcher Hollow (or Holler as it is referred to on the rock in the picture above), is not a town, it's a place, nestled in the hills of eastern Kentucky.

Legacy - Coal Creek

OVERVIEW The miners of Coal Creek, in Anderson County, Tennessee, left their mark on history. They fueled the industrial revolution. They fought the Tennessee Militia to abolish the use of convict miners by private industry during the Coal Creek War of 1891 to 1892.

In Life After Coal, Appalachia Attempts to Reinvent Itself

Dan Mosley's father was a coal miner in Harlan County, in the hills of Eastern Kentucky. So were his grandfathers, his uncles -- all his people. Mosley went a different route, though. He became a successful banker, with a comfortable life. But he wasn't blind to the fact that most of his family ...

How Coal Works | Union of Concerned Scientists

Prolonged heat and pressure help form different types of coal. Source: Adapted from the University of Kentucky

Division of Abandoned Mine Lands | Welcome

The Division of Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) works throughout the state's coal fields to protect the public from health and safety problems caused by mining that occurred prior to 1982.

Clay County Kentucky - Home

Stay In Clay County Kentucky... Stay In Clay invites you to discover the backcountry of Clay County, the Gateway to the Elk & Redbud Capitals of Kentucky and the Land of Swinging Bridges!

Coal-mining region - Wikipedia

Coal mining regions are significant resource extraction industries in many parts of the world. They provide a large amount of the fossil fuel energy in the world economy.. The People's Republic of China is the largest producer of coal in the world, while the United States contains the world's largest 'recoverable' coal reserves (followed by ... - APPALACHIAN COALFIELDS

Culture and images from Appalachia's coalfields. A Scrapbook of Appalachian Coal Towns. Online since 2001. as seen in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Jim Justice coal mines plan to hire 150 in Kentucky ...

Coal companies tied to West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced plans Monday to hire 150 employees at three surface mines in Eastern Kentucky.

Coalwood, West Virginia - Official Site

This site's webmasters are certainly not experts on Coalwood. We just thought that Coalwood needed a web site where people around the country and the world can see Coalwood and share their own thoughts.

Obama Kept His Promise, 83,000 Coal Jobs Lost And 400 Mines ...

This Labor Day, America has 83,000 fewer coal jobs and 400 coal mines than it did when Barack Obama was elected in 2008.

Kentucky | history - geography |

Kentucky: Kentucky, constituent state of the United States of America. Rivers define Kentucky's boundaries except on the south, where it shares a border with Tennessee along a nearly straight line of about 425 miles (685 km), and on the southeast, where it shares an irregular, mountainous border with