Betting on Trump: Coal | FRONTLINE

Betting on Trump: Coal | FRONTLINE

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Coal is the official state mineral of Kentucky.


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How about before kids. Wanna fix this town?? It's called C4. Make it happen....women and children too
We are all doomed.... technology has made life easier but made the human existence worse.....
Coal is dead, and these uneducated and poor fools put a criminal in office. The same criminal who will:

a. do nothing for bringing back coal jobs
b. do nothing in the way of training for renewable energy sector employment or otherwise.
c. do everything to take away government subsidized health care these poor bastards depend on.

Ignorance is bliss.

Kids! Get a secondary education in a high demand field so you don't get conned by a political savior!
Just a question i am a proud disabled coal miner and when i got hurt obama was president since Trump has gotten in has there been very many jobs opened or reopened
2008 - 2015, year-over-year growth rate in U.S. electrical power generation by energy source

Coal = -5.34%
Natural Gas = 6.07%
Other Renewables = 11.62%
Solar = 61.63%

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration

Most definitely growth potential in the energy's just not in coal.....and no, regulations are not the primary reason for coals decline.
It’s sad that these people are so dumb that they couldn’t tell that Don the Con was just lying to them and using them and the double whammy is the ACA which would have looked after them is being abolished because the money is needed to give tax cuts for corporations and the rich ! Yet many of them still don’t connect the dots and stick by Trump !
Go get you a CDL and make good money. Im sorry that the coal industry left you sick and then abandoned you but you fellas have to find a new way to work. This is heartbreaking.
Thanks a lot you fucking idiot trump for killing the environment.. douch bag
My dream is to make vcr s . Please trump bring back vcr s. . Just put the cable and internet out of business so vcr s can make a come back and I can have the job I deserve to have . The job I have always dreamed of .
My grandfather died of black lung disease and my grandmother was forced into a hard life of working in sweatshops in NYC and raising three kids. These guys in West Virginia who want to work the mines and who voted for Trump...I just don't know what to say. Just senseless folly.
News just reported two coal fired power generation plants are closing. Because coal has now become to expensive for them to stay in business.
not a whole lot between them ears there, sad they think hard work is suppose to kill you, i guess they deserve to get advantage of
The problem with many of these people is that they bet coal mining would last forever. It is a brutal job that pays well, but it kills you from the inside. If I were a miner or a boxer, the last thing I'd want my children to be is like me. Instead, kids like this 20 year old father of 6 want the big, easy money, and don't bother to finish school or to pursue a college degree - they just want to mine. When they can't find a job, they fuck their girlfriends some more, reproducing like rats, getting on welfare, and drinking and watching TV all day, pining for "the good old days". Even if the coal mines were still open, automation would replace the bulk of these workers. Coal is dead, heavy manufacturing is dead. Learn a different trade, go pick tomatoes and oranges like those Latinos you despise so much, go get a job that will pay you for what skills you may have, not for what you pretend they should be. They have shoes, have food, clothes, a roof.... they should visit some of the shit-holes the USA has created South of The Border to learn what Real Poverty is. Fucking whining crackers!
coal is a dead job its sad people like this have to worry about there future in the first place our all fair share is paying for some crazy dictator to waste money and our government takes years to stop people who scam for a living steal lie and cheat people for a living and could stop with a simple idea that basically bitcoin represents and what happens when a government ran system to protect the American people comes into effect just to protect us from cyber crimes from ever being committed with a united user and banking system where everyone gets a user name and password they create and they protect a system from being compromised using something like a nasa budget with things like food stamps turned into a can food drive where the government stocks up on food and rotates it out in these food-related matters something Walmart should be doing with big data but isnt forced into a system it does nothing but hold walmart to the same standers we try and do to big tech companies like facebook
Coal mines are opening up all over West Virginia thanks to President Trump . Miners are making $100,000 now . USA USA USA Combusted coal- with less CO2 than a natural gas power plant.
Old technology. Trump was cruel promising them hope. He should have offered change and investment in the area, not false hope. I just watched a video of two more large coal plants to be shut down. You cannot bring back the horse and buggy.
live for trump you die by trump he dosent give a shit about you all poor people should die is his motto
Build wind turbines on those mountains instead of blowing their tops off...
I jus read a book, The Deep Dark about mining. These men are such hard workers trying to make a living for their families. I remember one of Hilliarys speehes saying..yeah we're going to put alot of coal miners out of business! Then realizing she made a mistake saying it. She went to mining country and tryed to retract, but the miners knew she was a bullshiter.

Coal stock

Coal is extracted from the ground by coal mining, either underground by shaft mining, or at ground level by open pit mining extraction.


Coal is primarily used as a solid fuel to produce electricity and heat through combustion. World coal consumption was about 7.25 billion tonnes in 2010 The price of coal increased from around $30.00 per short ton in 2000 to around $150.00 per short ton as of September 2008. In early 2015, it was trading near $56/ton.