Blog Posts > Coal Eager for Trump Regulatory Rollbacks, but Industry Rebound Unlikely
November 9, 2016

Coal Eager for Trump Regulatory Rollbacks, but Industry Rebound Unlikely

Charleston Gazette-Mail – Leaders of West Virginia’s coal industry were rejoicing Wednesday over the election of Republican Donald Trump as the nation’s 45th president — and the possible regulatory rollbacks that may come with it — but industry and economic experts remained skeptical that Trump can really bring back a significant number of mining jobs lost largely to competition with low-priced natural gas. Read

“The heartland and coal country still matter in this great nation,” the industry group Friends of Coal said on its Facebook page. “Your way of life still matters.”

Murray Energy CEO Bob Murray said that he expects Trump to “surround himself with the very best people to fix the many problems facing our country” and that Trump “will finally implement a national energy policy whereby all energy sources will compete on a level playing field.”

Donate Today!
Icon with two hands to donate today.

Help Us Make West Virginia a Better Place to Live

Subscribe Today!
Icon to subscribe.

Follow Our Newsletter to Stay Up to Date on Our Progress

Thanks for reading our post 🙂

We have a great newsletter, join below:

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: . You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact