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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

That is something thermal coal miners in eastern US states are realising is in short supply.