20.02.2009 - Coal industry group predicts lower production
From AP: The National Mining Association is predicting U.S. coal production will decline 4 percent this year. Hal Quinn, president of the industry group, blamed the anemic U.S. economy in a speech to the West Virginia Coal Association on Thursday. Preliminary government figures show U.S. production totaled 1.17 billion tons in 2008...... Full Article: Source