Should Tennessee Taxpayers Prop up a Dying Industry?

Tennessee’s Coal Mining Industry Has Declined In Both Production And Jobs By Over 80% In The Last Decade. In 2010, The Coal Industry Supported Nearly 550 Tennessee Jobs Each Quarter. In 2018, That Number Dropped Below 100. New And Continuing Permit Applications Have Dropped Precipitously In Recent Years As Demand For Tennessee’s Particular Type Of Coal Has Dwindled. Until The Primacy Act Is Repealed, Tennessee Taxpayers Will Be Propping Up An Unnecessary Program – To The Tune Of $2.5 Million Before 2025 – To Benefit A Shockingly Small Number Of Individuals.

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