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CoalStock Music and Coal Education Festival, hosted by Citizens for Coal, will take place from 2-8 p.m. Sat., June 7 at Lick Creek Park in Danville.


Event organizers describe CoalStock is an “event to raise awareness of new anti-coal industry challenges threatening the employment and economic prospects of tens of thousands of West Virginians and hundreds of thousands of American workers.”


“The EPA has issued several new emission rules that are forcing the closure of hundreds of coal-fired power plants across this country,” Roger Horton, Director of Citizens for Coal, said. “As the power plants close or shift to other fuels, that drastically reduces the need for West Virginia coal and the thousands that mine it.”


Horton said that CoalStock is an opportunity to enjoy a day of music, food and children’s activities while learning about the new EPA threats and taking action.


Musical entertainment for event include Kayla Sloan and her Coal-Fired Friends, Meet Me in the Matinee, Daddy Rabbit Band, Jim Williams and Under Social.


Throughout the afternoon, various local, state and congressional elected officials, as well as coal industry representatives, will address the crowd and explain the new EPA emission rules and the very real impact they are having on the state and nation.


The event is open and free to the public. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and umbrellas in case of rain.


For additional information, contact Horton at 304-687-9407.


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