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Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson knows that more than a bandage – more than a zillion of them, actually – are needed to stanch the bleeding in coal country.

“We’re working with communities to revive their economies, and not just with a Band-Aid,” he said Tuesday morning. “We’re talking about creating family-sustaining careers, and not just salaries, benefits and health care. We want to ensure that those types of jobs are being created as the energy sector transitions (toward de-carbonization).”

Business Writer

Rick Shrum joined the Observer-Reporter as a reporter in 2012, after serving as a section editor, sports reporter and copy editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Rick has won eight individual writing awards, including two Golden Quills.

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