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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Coal supplies less than 16% of the nation's industry,sales have been falling for decades,the world [not trump],is going green...coal,just in west va produces billions of gallons of toxic waste,the average pay is 15,000 a year,death by age 55,so the "Smart biz man" spends 10 of millions of tax dollars on a dying industry...west va has nothing beyond coal,the Repubs have zero plans once the last pound of coal is removed from the ground,they'll have toxic land,toxic sludge,2,000 miles of toxic water/river/streams/drinking water...fuck the short sighted,grab the cash and go repukes,Obama [like him or not],had this nation set up for millions of green,and green tech jobs,that don't kill your children,poison your water supply gop greed is destroying this nation
I hope coal mining becomes profitable and coal usage increase so that we can employ as many PWT MAGATARDS and have them dies of black lung disease
Renewables like solar will capture the lion’s share of the $10.2 trillion the world will invest in new power generation by 2040... this is inevitable those banking on coal is like banking on horse and carriage after the model T was... built your going to lose!Solar and wind will make up nearly a half of installed capacity and over a third of global power generation by 2040. That’s a four-fold jump in wind capacity and a 14-fold jump in solar from today. Despite President Donald Trump’s vocal support for the coal industry, “economic realities over the next two decades” work against it, and U.S. coal power generation is “forecast to see a 71 percent reduction in generation by 2040.”With total renewable investment over the next two decades projected to be $7.5 trillion versus $1.5 trillion for fossil fuel power, it’s clear where the biggest high wage job growth will come from.Trump is gutting clean energy funding as Beijing plans to invest $360 billion by 2020, creating 13 million jobs. Coal people voting for a return to the past are like kkk voting for a return to jim crow, wish all you want it aint gonna happen!In the end you'll just end up broke and angry.
Coal is like Asbestos, it's over...
🚫if a immigrant with brown skin and no papers no family here to help and no money and still have worry about getting deported if that person can find work and prosper here in the u.s that why can't a u.s citizen with the privilege of having white skin in the u.s find work aswell?? It's just laziness let's be real about it! Stop blaming others for your problems if you really want to prosper you can!!
Yep all of you have a better change of winning the lottery.TRUMP IS BRINGING BACK COAL. NO YOU LOST YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE GO TRUMP
If our politicians had any brains, put solar jobs in W. Va.   If our politicians had any brains, put windmill jobs in W. Va.  Look coal is done, WORLDWIDE!!! who is cheapie fuel right now?   NATURAL GAS!!!!!!!!!!!
Seems like the coalminers lost on their bet 😂
trumput is an idiot! Russia loves him ! There won't be any coal jobs.
repeal obamacare, bring back the job that's going to kill me. real smart guy that one.
This Punk used your hopes and dreams to get votes and now he's screwing you and making himself rich how did this happen not again not next time there will be no second time for this New York punk
No one can't get black lung disease from Solar power, Wind power and Battery storage.
Hillary was honest enough to say coal is not the way. It just figures Trump has no clue.
Mexican are hear to take your jobs!!!!!!!
Coal??? What year are we in??? That's what happens when you drink the KOLL AID
Wtihout coal we have no power.
Lung disease, sucks
I really hate to say this but Trump knew his lies would work because he knows that most Americans are gullible and stupid, like their religion they prefer to just believe and never ask questions, had they asked him how he was going to bring the jobs back they would have seen that he was lying to them, sadly their gullibility got the better of them and now the whole world is laughing at the US.
These people have to move on. The government offers retraining programs, but they refuse to participate!! I hate to insult people, but "stupid" is the appropriate term for them. Here's an article about coal miners rejecting retraining:
If he really cared he give them new industry and training that pay better than what they lost and don't kill people doing it. He and his rich friends have the money and the power to invest in America just choose not to for more short term profit. Those people don't know hard work or respect people who do.

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.