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Bucking the Resource Curse in Appalachia: The Hopeful Rhetoric of the Braidy Industries Aluminum Mill

Bucking the Resource Curse in Appalachia: The Hopeful Rhetoric of the Braidy Industries Aluminum Mill

Braidy Industries will break ground on construction of a greenfield aluminum mill in Eastern Kentucky in early 2018.  While proponents like Matt Bevin believe the aluminum mill is the answer to the economic devastation caused by the collapse of the region’s coal industry, Kentuckians should consider whether swapping one fluctuating industry for another is the long-term solution we need.