This report contains a three part review of Tennessee’s mining policy. A product of more than 1,600 hours of research, 200 stakeholder interviews, and numerous on-site visits, it provides an overview of trends in the coal market, production, and policy. In so doing, it argues the case for upgrading how coal mining is regulated in Tennessee and points to a sense of urgency for doing so. It also provides a comprehensive review of related policy issues in need of improvement.
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