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Coal shifts to West

July 19, 1974

A curious thing is happening on the way to energy independence: an east-to-west shift in coal production is actually going to be putting western coal into power plants in West Virginia and Ohio.

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Coal shifts to West
A curious thing is happening on the way to energy independence: an east-to-west shift in coal production is actually going to be putting western coal into power plants in West Virginia and Ohio.

Uncommon Westerners

Mitchell's mountains
Finis Mitchell, whose family came to Wyoming with a span of mules, a wagon, and a cow in 1906, has climbed 195 mountains, including Gannett Peak, the tallest point in Wyoming.

Perspective

In bondage to the moguls
Eastern power utilities have been telling the press that they are being forced to pay high prices for coal from nearby sources, and that they can buy Western coal and ship it across the country more cheaply. But then they file monthly reports with the Federal Power Commission that tell a different story.