The Bureau of Mines estimates that demand for coal in 1985 should be about 1 billion tons, including exports. Whether consumption will reach that level depends on several constraining factors, the most important of which is air pollution regulations. The answer to whether the U.S. can produce a billion tons of coal in 1985 is a qualified "yes"-qualified because of the many constraints affecting current and future production. Based on information developed by the Interagency Coal Task Force and others working on Project Independence, the Administration established a goal of 1.2 billion tons of coal for 1985. At that level, oil imports, depending on prices, would be kept at or below current levels. The coal task force determined that 1.2 billion tons of coal could be produced in 1985 if a national commitment to coal were made immediately and if constraints to coal production could be relaxed or removed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Maclean-Hunter Publishing Company

    300 West Adams Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Authors:
    • Falkie, T V
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

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  • Accession Number: 00135177
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM