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Replacing oil and natural gas with coal prospects in the manufacturing industries by United States. Congressional Budget Office.

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Published by Congress of the United States, Congressional Budget Office : for sale by the Supt. of Docs., Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English


  • Industries -- Power supply -- United States.,
  • Coal -- United States,
  • Energy policy -- United States

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Statementthe Congress of the United States. Congressional Budget Office
SeriesBackground paper - Congressional Budget Office, Background paper (United States. Congressional Budget Office)
ContributionsRoach, Craig
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 83 p. :
Number of Pages83
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14207474M

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