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After a strong counterattack, Big Coal makes a comeback

Online Opinion, November 2010

The coal industry – perhaps the least entrepreneurial, most politically-connected business in America – likes to present itself as a hapless collection of hard-working guys just trying to keep the lights on. In the run-up to last week's election, the industry skillfully played up the idea that it was under siege by out-of-control federal bureaucrats, including a president unsympathetic to the idea that burning more coal is the surest route to a