Should we even try to save the coal industry? | The Tylt
In his State of the Union speech, President Trump proudly stated his administration had “ended the war on beautiful, clean coal.” Indeed, restoring mining jobs in rural America was one of Trump's signature campaign promises. But environmentalists say "clean coal" doesn't exist. Plus, natural gas, wind power and solar energy are all far more attractive to investors than coal. Even America's biggest coal boss says we can't bring back coal-mining jobs. Should we try to save coal? 🏭 ♻️
Should we even try to save the coal industry?
I'm from Coal country Darlin & Coal is back! It was so great to see the barges FULL on the Ohio River last summer! A lot of family went back to work! Obama agreed to SHUT US down but others got to BUILD nice new coal plants - American jobs GONE. They are BACK! CLEAN COAL! #MAGA— YOmama (@mamakin72) January 20, 2018
We have less than 80,000 coal miners in the US. Why don’t you drop the Trump rhetoric and take up the cause of the hundreds of thousands of retail and manufacturing jobs we’ve lost?— Matthew Gettinger (@MKGettinger) January 31, 2018
Why are we saving coal industry jobs? It’s a dangerous and dying industry. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of retail job are disappearing. Why isn’t Trump interested in these workers?— Jon Pessah (@JonPessah) January 28, 2018
Beautiful clean. Coal ! MAGA! I want to see us build buildings and cities like our grandfathers generation did— Kenny kauff (@Snafuinam77) January 31, 2018