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Rural Blog: Cheap natural gas, not air-pollutuion regulation, is main reason for coal’s decline

Cheaper natural gas, not regulation of air pollution by President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency, is the main reason for coal’s decline, says a study by Case Western Reserve University published in The Electricity Journal. The study, which used data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, academia, specialized energy consultants, Wall Street analysts and publicly available...