EIA finds coal production dips to 1970s levels

July 30, 2020
A new report from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) is noting that domestic coal production has dipped to its lowest level since the late 1970s, when a national miners’ strike halted production for several months, and that it is poised to fall even further. EIA’s July 28 findings are the latest evidence of the coal sector’s continued slide in the Trump era, with coal-fired power plants facing continued pressure from cheaper natural gas and renewables and the coronavirus pandemic suppressing...

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