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Sen. Joe Manchin to host Congressional field hearing on coal industry

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  • Many WV coal counties losing revenue

    Many WV coal counties losing revenue

    Monday, August 8 2016 10:15 AM EDT2016-08-08 14:15:05 GMT

    As Appalachian coal production continues its drastic decline, West Virginia’s coal-producing counties are  not only losing people as lifelong residents are forced to flee their homes in order to find work, but in many cases, they’re also relinquishing millions of dollars from their budgets.

    As Appalachian coal production continues its drastic decline, West Virginia’s coal-producing counties are  not only losing people as lifelong residents are forced to flee their homes in order to find work, but in many cases, they’re also relinquishing millions of dollars from their budgets.

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., will host a Congressional field hearing next week in Morgantown.

The hearing will look at the current state of coal-generated electricity in U.S. power markets and the challenges and opportunities the coal industry faces in the future.

Manchin currently is chairman of the Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining under the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

The hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Sept. 4 at West Virginia University's Erickson Alumni Center in the Kennedy Club Room. The witnesses for the hearing will be announced at a later date.

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