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Shale gas -- not EPA rules -- has pushed decline in coal-generated electricity, study confirms

(Case Western Reserve University) Data shows that cheap shale gas produced by fracking has been the force driving the decline in coal production and coal-generated power in the United States since 2008. Due to a number of factors, the trend is expected to continue for at least decades.
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