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Coal and economic development in central Appalachia

Cynthia L. Duncan

Coal and economic development in central Appalachia

a new framework for policy

by Cynthia L. Duncan

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Published by Mountain Association for Community Economic Development in Berea, Ky. (210 Center St., Berea 40403) .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Appalachian Region,
  • Appalachian Region.
    • Subjects:
    • Coal trade -- Appalachian Region.,
    • Appalachian Region -- Economic conditions.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Cynthia L. Duncan.
      SeriesCoal and economic development ;, v. 1
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD9547.A127 D86 1986
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiv, 122 p. :
      Number of Pages122
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2306989M
      LC Control Number86183210

      The coal industry has declined as a driving employer in Central Appalachia since the s, with mechanization and the development of richer coal seams elsewhere sending job numbers downward. Coal’s decline accelerated after , with a string of bankruptcies resulting in idle mines and layoffs.   Blackjewel left coal miners without pay. Now it might leave Appalachia thousands of acres of land to clean up. By Mason Adams, Aug For nearly a month, coal miners and their families have been blocking a coal train in protest of their employer, Blackjewel, which owes them paychecks since it went bankrupt.

        "The coal economy didn't create lasting economic opportunity," said Peter Hille, president of the Mountain Association for Community and Economic Development (MACED), a nonprofit that serves.   The Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority, funded by a portion of the coal and natural gas severance tax, saw the tax drop 62 percent from to West Virginia’s coal severance tax receipts went up in because of overseas demand for metallurgical, or steelmaking, coal, but not every coal county has seen growth.

      Suggested Citation:"Coal Development: Socio-economic Impacts, Lessons from Appalachia." National Research Council. Workshop on the Utilization of Coal as an Alternative to Petroleum Fuels in the Andean Region: Volume II: Contributed Papers. Washington, DC: . Appalachia is home to coal miners, addicts, Trump voters—and nobody else, according to the average article about Trump Country. In her new book, What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia.


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Coal and economic development in central Appalachia by Cynthia L. Duncan Download PDF EPUB FB2

Counties of Central Appalachia compared to the other coal-producing regions of Appalachia. EDUCATION and HEALTH EDUCATION: Although weak education outcomes represent a significant economic development challenge in Appalachia in general, the data do not reveal that the attainment of File Size: KB.

This initiative is expected to bring an estimated $ million of new private investment to Opportunity Zones in Central Appalachian coal communities, investing in. Poverty, politics, and uneven economic development.

Though industry and business existed in Appalachia before the 20th century, the major modern industries of agriculture, large-scale coal mining, timber, and other outside corporate entries did not truly take root until this Appalachians sold their rights to land and minerals to such corporations, to the extent that 99 percent.

After the railroads finally bore through central Appalachia’s mountains, in the late s, the coal industry followed a similar development path.

At first, smaller coal operators : Gwynn Guilford. Invest Appalachia’s aim is to accelerate economic opportunities in coal-impacted communities in a six-state Appalachian region. The fund’s sector coverage will include food and agriculture, clean energy and renewables, creative placemaking and ecotourism, and housing and community health.

The Land and Economy of Appalachia: Proceedings from the Conference on Appalachia, October, University of Kentucky The Center, - Appalachian Region - pages 0 Reviews. A plan by a coalition of stakeholders from 4 central Appalachian states, focuses on sustainable development for communities which lost their economic drivers when spent coal mines shut down.

Coal mining has played an important role in local economic development in Central Appalachia, primarily due to the jobs and taxes that the industry has provided.

Infor instance, the coal. The central Appalachian coal region has seen significant losses in coal production due to the expense of getting at coal seams, which tend to be deeper and thinner than in the Powder River Basin. Coal’s sharp post drop-off has deeply affected central Appalachia’s coal communities, which tend to be rural and highly dependent on coal and.

I’ve repeatedly used the term “Central Appalachia” because the old coal mining region is distinctly poor in The rest of Appalachia, which wasn’t as burdened by extractive economic institutions, is far more developed. Huntsville, Asheville and Knoxville, for example, are quite wealthy. Together, they have been telling a richer and more accurate story of Appalachia – its undeniable natural beauty and poverty, its economic booms and busts, and its coal-covered past and future – for the last 50 years.

The healthcare sector of the economy has steadily risen in prominence in Appalachian Kentucky, from a percent share of employment in to. Abstract. This study traces the origins of the notion that Appalachia constitutes a unique social-problem region, examines the models of Appalachian problems popularized during the s, proposes an alternative framework for situating the Central Appalachian coalfields, and examines aspects of the coal industry's structure in the Central Appalachian region.

Caudill's seminal book, reclaim abandoned mine lands as well as for economic development efforts in Central Appalachia. of Coal: Electric Bills Skyrocket in Appalachia. "(There is) a short time horizon in which upgraded infrastructure can accelerate the pace of economic development in Northern to Central Appalachia," the report said.

However, the conversations almost always broke down as soon as someone pointed out the obvious: the coal industry had long been the only model of economic development in the central Appalachian region. More examples of what life after coal might look like were desperately needed to move the conversation forward.

As a result several factors in the late s and s, including of the decline of the coal industry in the region, raised awareness of dire socioeconomic conditions, and dwindling populations, the Appalachian Regional Commission was "established by Congress in to support economic and social development in the Appalachian Region" ().

On Octoa coalition of groups in Central Appalachia issued its second report identifying innovative “restoration economy” projects that would clean up abandoned coal mine lands in four states and repurpose them as sustainable agriculture businesses, renewable energy sites or other economic ventures.

The report, A New Horizon: Innovative Reclamation for a Just Transition. What sets the Central Appalachian (CAPP) region apart from other coal basins is reserves of high-quality, low-sulfur coal. The region, which consists of West Virginia, eastern Kentucky and Virginia, suffered when overall thermal coal demand declined similar to other coal.

For a long time, Boone County, West Virginia was a vibrant coal community at the center of Appalachia, ranked consistently as the top county for coal production in the state. At one point, the county was able to capitalize on a surplus of revenue, derived largely from the state’s coal severance tax, to fund new sports fields and judicial.

Eller has produced a history of development in the United States since the end of World War II. By following the various (and ever-changing) theories of economic development tried in the still-poor regions of central Appalachia, the University of Kentucky historian has written a general history of development policy — and its failures.

In this episode of Inside Appalachia, we’ll hear about several programs that received federal funding to try to jumpstart economic development in Appalachia through agriculture.

Some of these projects received money from the Appalachian Regional Commission, or ARC, a federal-state agency that’s been around more than 50 years, since.

Riding the Crest of the Coal Wave () Since Appalachia's population at the turn of the century was still thinly spread out over the mountains and hollows, the coal companies needed to.