By Rob Pratte

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – Former State Senator and CEO of the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance John Pippy stopped by the KDKA Radio studio to talk to Rob Pratte about the importance of coal.

Coal is a driving force in our region by employing over 41,000 people. The coal industry is also working along with the natural gas companies that are here the ones coming to western Pennsylvania.

Pippy told Rob how important coal is in the global economy with places like China wanting coal and the benefits of coal to bring their people from the low class to the middle class.

Take a listen and find out what you need to know about coal and how it affects your life.