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November 21, 2016

Can Trump Actually “Put the Miners Back to Work?”

Public News Service – Donald Trump has promised to revitalize the coal industry and put miners back to work, but some political observers say he’s raising false hope. Read.

According to the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, the decline in state coal production is being driven by cheap natural gas, low-cost wind and solar, competition from coal mined in Western states, and the fact that the easy-to-get Appalachian coal is gone.

 

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