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  •  What did people do there before coal mining? (1+ / 0-)
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    JeffW

    Could they go back to doing whatever their ancestors did in the region?  Farming, logging?  

    New stuff, like wind farms on the ridgetops would help.  

    It's beautiful country; tourism?

    Pay old coal miners to not mine; give them a pension and let them find whatever they wanted to occupy their time and make some extra money.  West Virginians aren't stupid.  Given some financial support and time to think about it, some of the people who know the area best should be able to come up with things they could do.

    "My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right." -- Sen Carl Schurz 1872

    by Calamity Jean on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 02:27:54 AM PDT

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