Environmental regulations have had, and continue to have, an effect on the combustion of coal. These regulations largely affect the electric utility industry, the largest consumer of domestic coal, but they ultimately affect everyone, because we all use electricity, and the cost of compliance is usually passed on to the consumer, resulting in higher electric bills.
Information Circular 2
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Eble, Cortland F., "Overview of Environmental Regulations That Affect Coal Combustion" (2000). Kentucky Geological Survey Information Circular. 5.