King Coal Pins Hopes on Oil and Rail

It sure has been an ugly few years for domestic coal stocks. An increasing focus on cutting emissions combined with our newfound ability to exploit our shale gas reserves in grand fashion has left coal producers like Arch Coal in the dust. In this video, contributor Aimee Duffy talks about the company's recent deal with Meritage Midstream and what it means to America's overall energy story.

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