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WHEELING, W.Va. -- As the coal industry continues to suffer in West Virginia, leaders in the industry are working to find some sort of solution.

On Tuesday, state and coal leaders met to talk about what's next and what can be done to help. They say many changes are resulting in unemployment, companies shutting down, and higher power rates for the public. “We have senior citizens and people on fixed income and yet we are getting ready to raise their electricity by 50 percent, and it just can't happen,” West Virginia Lt. Governor Bill Cole said.