newly released Government Accountability Office report confirms coal will
remain an important energy source, but its share of Washington, D.C. power generation will fall. The
report lays out the many competitive challenges facing Appalachian coal,
including cheap, abundant natural gas and coal from other regions. Industry
leaders have said producers may stem their losses with increased exports, but
the GAO says that will depend on how competitive U.S. prices are and on the quality
of coal available. U.S.