Hillary and the Coal Miners

The fate of coal and coal miners is important in our part of Virginia. Sometimes we here in Montgomery County forget that coal miners are our neighbors. About 15 million short tons of coal were mined in Virginia in 2015, most of it here in Southwest Virginia in counties like Buchanan, Dickenson, Wise, and Tazewell, all of which are in the Virginia Ninth Congressional District like Montgomery County. The value of the coal mined in Virginia was about $1.5 billion in 2015.

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