Promoting Long-Term Investment in Appalachian Kentucky: A Permanent Coal Severance Tax Fund

By Jason Bailey
March 13, 2012

Road through AppalachiansForecasts predict dramatic declines in eastern Kentucky coal production in future years, heightening the need for a strategy to transition the region’s economy. A permanent coal severance tax fund, as implemented in other natural resource-rich states, could help extend investment over the long-term and create a permanent financial asset for the region’s future.

Coal Severance Tax Brief.pdf