The study addresses two specific issues influencing the production of coal from small mines: 1) the direct costs and other effects of government regulation and deregulation on coal operators in general, and 2) the effects of governmental policies on the productivity by size (tonnage) class of small coal mines. Appalachian Kentucky was used as the study area because of the wide range of mine firm sizes.
Davis, Bernard, "The Impact of Federal Regulations on the Small Coal Mine in Appalachia" (1981). Faculty Research at Morehead State University. 947.