Coal Reports

The Economic Impact of the Coal Industry in Pennsylvania

Executive Summary

The Pennsylvania Coal Alliance is committed to promoting and advancing the Pennsylvania Coal Industry and the economic and social benefit to the employees, businesses, communities and consumers who depend on affordable, reliable and increasingly clean energy from coal. Through aggressive advocacy and education, the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance seeks to influence public policy, public opinion, and the marketplace in support of the coal economy. The organization asked the Pennsylvania Economy League of Greater Pittsburgh, LLC (PELGP) to perform an economic impact study of the Coal Industry in Pennsylvania. This study looks at the Industry‟s annual impact on the Commonwealth‟s economy, using 2011 as a baseline year unless otherwise stated.

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