Laura Flanders

Laura Flanders wrote this article for YES! Magazine's Commonomics project. Laura is YES! Magazine's 2014 Local Economies Reporting Fellow and is executive producer and founder and host of "GRITtv with Laura Flanders." Follow her on Twitter @GRITlaura.

Appalachia tries to make a life after coal

Coal production is gradually leaving Appalachia -- having already extracted much of the region's natural wealth.