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    this perception of a "war on coal" in national races. However, it's been evident for a while that coal as an industry has been on its way out for decades, much of it do to structural changes with automation replacing labor, and now with competing energy sources giving coal its diminishing returns.

    The Appalachian region is largely employed by energy. There's no reason to not invest in trying to get these areas jumping on renewables to replace the losses from coal. It would really be a win-win. The issue going forward will be seeing that grid parity is reached for solar and wind. However, the momentum is unmistakably furious, all the same. I'm hopeful this can turn around.

    "Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell." ~Edward Abbey ////\\\\ "To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships." ~W.E.B. DuBois

    by rovertheoctopus on Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 10:47:04 AM PST

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