WHARNCLIFFE, UNITED STATES
Coal miner Stewart Johnson, 59, is comforted by his son of the same name, outside the family home in...
Coal miner Stewart Johnson, 59 (R), is comforted by his son of the same name, while telling the story of losing his young daughter to a rare disease, outside the family home in Wharncliffe, West Virginia May 23, 2014. Johnson, whose family has deep ties to mining, said he was advised by his doctor to stop working due to a various injuries and illness. 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 23, 2014. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES ENERGY EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY)
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