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Coal development in rural America: the resources at risk


Author:
McMartin, W., Whetzel, V., and Myers, P.R.
Source:
USDA
Year:
1981
Subject:
land use, land restoration, agriculture, production economics, rural areas, coal, economic impact, land ownership, surface mining, water use, and population
Abstract:
Extract: U.S. coal reserves are huge and are concentrated mainly in three regions - the Northern Great Plains, the Interior Region, and the Eastern Region. Future coal production will likely shift toward the West. The impacts of coal development will vary in intensity and among geographical areas; they will be partly beneficial and partly adverse. This report describes the location and magnitude of coal reserves. It identifies the land, water, and human resources potentially involved in coal development, thus setting the stage for even more detailed analyses in future U.S. Department of Agriculture reports.
Format:
84 p. maps
Language:
English
Collection:
Rural Development Publications Collection
Permanent URL:
http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/AGE81917931