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"The green shoots of diversified growth are showing up a lot more slowly than the rapid decline of coal"

A New York Times report this week on US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s plan to spend US$30 billion over 10 years to help Appalachian coal regions recover from the looming loss of coal income highlighted the plight of former tobacco-dependent communities promised a similar rescue two decades ago. The general consensus: creating new economic growth where big (industrial) weeds were takes time.

"The green shoots of diversified growth are showing up a lot more slowly than the rapid decline of coal" "The green shoots of diversified growth are showing up a lot more slowly than the rapid decline of coal" "The green shoots of diversified growth are showing up a lot more slowly than the rapid decline of coal" "The green shoots of diversified growth are showing up a lot more slowly than the rapid decline of coal" "The green shoots of diversified growth are showing up a lot more slowly than the rapid decline of coal"

Appalachian coal mines have been regional economic pillar for decades