Coal miners prepare for the start of their afternoon shift in the locker room of a coal mine near Gilbert...
Coal miners Rodney Blankenship (L), Roger Vanatter (C) and an unidentified colleague prepare for the start of their afternoon shift in the locker room of a coal mine near Gilbert, West Virginia May 22, 2014. Blankenship, 53, a coal miner for 30 years, said "You go in there, hope to have good productivity on your shift, and get out safely." With coal production slowing due to stricter environmental controls, the availability of natural gas and a shift to surface mining, the state's coal country has been hit hard with job losses and business closures. Picture taken May 22, 2014. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES ENERGY EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY)
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