LOOK: America’s coal states react to Obama’s EPA regulations

Dustin Hurst
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Jun 04, 2014 5:00 AM
LOOK: America’s coal states react to Obama’s EPA regulations

By Dustin Hurst Watchdog.org

This week, President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency announced new rules that will significantly cut emissions from coal power plants .

Though reliance on coal has dropped with the rise of natural gas due to fracking, the black stuff is still an important energy and revenue source for many U.S. states.

Let’s take a look at how some of the papers in the some of the biggest coal-producing states reacted to the EPA rule changes

1. Wyoming – 39.5 percent of coal production

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2. West Virginia – 11.8 percent of U.S coal production

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3. Kentucky – 8.9 percent of U.S. coal production

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4. Pennsylvania – 5.4 percent of U.S. coal production

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5. Illinois – 4.8 percent of U.S. coal production

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6. Texas – 4.3 percent of U.S. coal production

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7. Indiana – 3.6 percent of U.S. coal production

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8. Montana – 3.6 percent of U.S. coal production

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9. Colorado – 2.8 percent of U.S. coal production

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10. North Dakota – 2.7 of U.S. coal production

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11. Ohio – 2.6 percent of U.S. coal production

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12. New Mexico – 2.2 percent of U.S. coal production

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12. Alabama – 1.9 percent of U.S. coal production

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14. Virginia – 1.9 percent of U.S. coal production

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All newspaper front pages courtesy of the Newseum. 

Contact: Dustin@Watchdog.org