It was the day before Christmas and I was going out for a walk with my sister and brother.
The weather was hot and dry.
The sun was shining but the air felt like it was made of cardboard.
My sister and my brother had both been using coal-fired power plants in their own villages for years.
But after a recent visit to a mine in West Virginia, they decided to switch to natural gas, which they believed would allow them to make more money.
The mine had a long history, with its first operation in 1890.
At the time, it produced up to a million cubic feet of coal a day.
In the early 1900s, it also was known as the “black gold mine” because it produced a significant amount of ore from the coal it extracted.
But in the 1950s, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) began to reduce its use of coal and began replacing it with natural gas.
The industry shifted away from coal in the 1970s, and in the 1980s, a massive explosion at a West Virginia coal-mining facility killed nearly 100 workers.
Since then, coal has seen a resurgence in the U