Demand for recycled M6 is down because of declines in coal mining. Factors in the decline include low natural gas prices, a mild winter and difficulty obtaining permits, said Bill Bissett, president of the Kentucky Coal Association.Bissett said the coal industry really began to feel the effects in the first quarter of 2012. That would have been around when Explo asked the Louisiana Guard to rent more bunkers, but was turned down because of $400,000 in unpaid bills, Guard officials say.
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