Sort of , but not really. You've got that exactly backwards. Coal production and shipments are up in the midwest, down in the east. West coal is more competitive with natural gas on a BTU's-per-dollar basis.
Long live coal...because wind, solar, hydroelectric, nukes and nat gas are not ready to make up the short fall. The world is decades away, or longer, from removing coal from the energy mix...just look at any of the available EIA data. And, if carbon sequestration technology ever become affordable to deploy, than coal will have a whole new lease on life.