In this Oct. 6, 2015 photo, a miner works underground in the Sewell ‘R’ coal mine in Yukon, W.Va. Communities in coal country have suffered economically as utilities turn away from coal generation and production slides.
In this Oct. 6, 2015 photo, a miner works underground in the Sewell ‘R’ coal mine in Yukon, W.Va. Communities in coal country have suffered economically as utilities turn away from coal generation and production slides. David Goldman AP file
In this Oct. 6, 2015 photo, a miner works underground in the Sewell ‘R’ coal mine in Yukon, W.Va. Communities in coal country have suffered economically as utilities turn away from coal generation and production slides. David Goldman AP file

Coal mining, like whaling, inevitably will fade away

October 06, 2016 3:09 PM