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Ohio coal production dips, while industry employment climbs
With natural gas being the state's new source of energy, coal isn't fading out just yet. 
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Republicans used what they called President Obama’s “war on coal” to campaign against him in Ohio during election season this year.

But a 2011 report on Ohio coal shows production slipped only slightly in 2011 and industry employment continued to grow. And, a year later, some businesses say they’re seeing little change.

Chuck Ungurean (Un-GER-een) is the president and CEO of Oxford Resource Partners. He predicts the entire country will have seen a drop in coal production in 2012, largely because of last winter’s warm weather.

He says it’s a misconception that Ohio coal is dirty.

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Ungurean:“If you look at the electricity generation in 1970, this country used about 330 million tons of coal to generate electricity. I think as recently as 2011, we used well over 900 million tons, yet total emissions from coal plants are down by over 50 percent.”

Ungurean says that the supply of oil and gas has been another factor in why coal production has dropped. 

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