Coal decline hits fuel's Western stronghold

Associated Press
Coal decline hits fuel's Western stronghold

This Jan. 16, 2013 photo, Mike Cooley, one of 59 workers laid off from the Decker Coal mine along the Montana-Wyoming border, poses for a photo while discussing his future job prospects at his house in Sheridan, Wyo., with his wife and 2-year-old son, in the background. Hundreds of millions of tons of coal remain at Decker, in the heart of the nation's largest coal-producing region, but slackening demand prompted its owners to lay off almost half its workers this month. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)

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