What’s next for coal country? Energy News Network
Jun 23, 2020· Mine workers and local businesses have scrambled to adjust to a coal industry downturn that may only get worse. (photo by Dustin Bleizeffer / WyoFile) Wyoming and Appalachia. The Powder River Basin and central Appalachia remain the largest producers of coal in the U.S., with Wyoming and West Virginia as the No. 1 and 2 producing states.