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  •  Wonder if there would be more jobs in Kentucky (5+ / 0-)
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    tekno2600, TofG, AnnieR, Shawn87, camlbacker

    providing environmental clean up than there are actual coal mining jobs.

    Krugman

    There used to be a lot of coal miners, but not any more — strip mines and machinery in general have allowed us to produce more coal with very few miners. Basically, it’s a job that was destroyed by technology long ago, with only a relative handful of workers — 0.06 percent of the US work force — still engaged in mining.

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    by ROGNM on Sun Jun 08, 2014 at 10:37:07 AM PDT

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