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PLAINS TWP. - The anthracite coal industry in Pennsylvania is experiencing a renaissance, said Greg Driscoll, president of Blaschak Coal Corp. in Mahanoy City.
Driscoll spoke about the future of anthracite coal and its importance to the economic growth of the region at the 15th annual "Bringing the World to Northeastern Pennsylvania" event hosted by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance on Friday at the Woodlands Inn and Resort. Coal continues to be used in the steel industry and the home heating market, he said.
"Pennsylvania has a wonderful resource here," Driscoll said of coal. "The industry is coming back. The industry sees a future that is bright and a future that can contribute vitally to the economic development of Pennsylvania."