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    As Appalachian coal production continues its drastic decline, West Virginia’s coal-producing counties are  not only losing people as lifelong residents are forced to flee their homes in order to find work, but in many cases, they’re also relinquishing millions of dollars from their budgets.

    As Appalachian coal production continues its drastic decline, West Virginia’s coal-producing counties are  not only losing people as lifelong residents are forced to flee their homes in order to find work, but in many cases, they’re also relinquishing millions of dollars from their budgets.

The week of April 28-May 4 will be declared as "Coal Education Week in West Virginia by a proclamation of the governor this week.

The proclamation will be presented to Georgene Robertson, president of the Coal Education Development and Resource of Southern West Virginia (CEDAR) on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. According to a release, 35 Omar Elementary Scholl fourth graders will join the presentation.

One of CEDAR's primary activities is the Southern West Virginia Regional Coal Fair held annually at the Harless Community Center. It will be held during Coal Education Week for the 12th year in a row.

The organization works with teachers and students in West Virginia and Kentucky to provide educational materials on the benefits of the coal industry.

 

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