"The War Over Coal Is Personal"
"Amanda Sedgmer, mother of five and daughter of coal country, believes that in this presidential election, her way of life is at stake."
"'If you ask anybody in the coal industry what would happen if Obama is re-elected, they'd say the coal industry is done,' said Sedgmer, whose husband, Ryan, is a coal miner and whose family has depended on the industry for at least four generations.
Sedgmer lives in Hopedale, Ohio, which sits on top of one of the state's richest coal deposits. For nearly a century here, mining has been one of the few professions guaranteeing a good and consistent salary."Source: CNN, 07/20/2012