COAL’S IMPACTCurrently, coal directly adds $750+ million and 2,836 jobs to our Indiana’s economy (includes aggregate industry).
This vastly understates coal’s contribution to economic development:
Coal unlike petroleum or natural gas has its entire economic impact within the states borders.
Coal is mined, washed, transported, consumed and the waste is recycled / or disposed within the state each phase generating jobs and revenues streams.
The coal dollar multiplies faster and farther than any other industrial economic activity.
One ton of coal generated $59.59* of activity within the state regardless of how the coal is used.
(A $2 billion economic impact and 11,000 total direct and indirect employment)
Major reduction on SOx & NOx taking place
Scrubbers & CCT being considered for and implemented both allow for increased Indiana coal use.
As Scrubbers come on line the amount of aggregate increases, you need both
* Expanding the Utilization of Indiana Coals, page 20