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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The film makers at Frontline can get the facts straight when all other news networks can't or won't!!! Remember that Trump AND Hillary Clinton supporters!!
PBS viewers are certainly programmed/indoctrinated to the DNC lockstep. Pathetic.
it would be better for you guys to go sun power & get plant that makes wind mills & solar batteries & make some jobs & the best thing about that is no more power bill & no one getting sick.
Recent employment numbers showed 50,000 new jobs in energy but almost none in coal. The new jobs were in renewable energy which is where these people need to be looking for work.
well what did president twit do
Coal is dieing a slow but certain death. These people in W.Va. and Kentucky want to believe Trump and there's your problem. He can't jumpstart an industry that is obsolete. These people live in some kind of a fantasy to believe that it's going to make a comeback. Sad.
His failing health is a testament of the dangers of working in the coal industry. Yet here he is, in such poor health state voting against the policies that keep him alive. How can one possibly explain this absurd thinking?
I'm not trying to be disrespectful, but you get what you voted for. A man who doesn't care about no one but himself. Instead of try to help those poor people get an safe job that not going to hurt them. NO! THAT'S JUST TO MUCH LIKE BEING RIGHT. I hope those people realize that they been con out of there vote. Please pay attention to what comes out of Trump's mouth. If it don't sound right, I don't care how much you wish it's be true it's not right. My father gave that to me. May God be with all of us. Amen
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

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.