Further Economic Studies and Resources

There are numerous studies showing the negative impacts of current mining practices, and the tremendous economic potential of an Appalachia without mountaintop removal. Here are some good places to begin learning more.

- Mortality in Appalachian Coal Regions: The Value of Statistical Life Lost
Dr. Michael Hendryx, WVU, 2009

- Education and Jobs, Jobs and Education: A proposal for funding economic development in Central Appalachia
Dr. Michael Hendryx, WVU, 2010

- The Economics of Coal In Kentucky: Current Impacts and Future Prospects
MACED, 2009

- Coal and Renewables in Central Appalachia: The Impact of Coal on the West Virginia State Budget
Downstream Strategies, 2010

- Coal and Renewables in Central Appalachia: The Impact of Coal on the Tennessee State Budget
Downstream Strategies, 2010

- Beyond Coal: a Resiliant New Economy for Appalachia
Solutions Journal, Todd, J. Doshi, S. McInnis, A., 2010

- Energy Efficiency in Appalachia: How Much More is Available, at What Cost, and by When?
Appalachian Regional Commission, Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance, 2009

- Trends in National and Regional Economic Distress: 1960-2000
Appalachian Regional Commission, Wood, Lawrence E., Ohio University, 2005