Coal mining, celebrated with rhinestones and pageantry, is an enduring legacy rather than a thriving enterprise. Which is coal country’s problem, and the challenge for its boosters. We’re stuck on the idea of coal, its potent history and Walker Evans imagery, though much of the world has moved on.
"Coal No Longer Fuels America. But the Legacy — and the Myth — Remain." is from the July 09, 2017 Style section of The Washington Post. It was written by Karen Heller and narrated by Sam Scholl.