The Unheard Story Of Appalachia's Coal, Part 1

The Unheard Story Of Appalachia's Coal, Part 1

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"Aht der in de coh myne"
Damn you can hear her spit in her mouth as she talked. Take a step back from the mic!!!!
People in New York voted for trump too. That had nothing to do with anything.
There's only so much minable coal not many guys wanna go down 200 feet anymore for a 32 inch seam let alone long wall mining which needs 10 or less guys to mine 100x as much as a crew used to
Now do one about how covered wagon makers are gonna be “ great again “!!!!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣
I live in the anthracite region of Pennsylvania and you can see the damage done by the downfall of coal here
Fracking isn't an energy form
2:52 Poles confirmed not white.
My granddaddy worked for the Main Island Creek Coal company in Omar WV. He saw the Battle of Blair Mountain.
My father went on to WVU and Yale and got THE HELL OUT. Everything my Granddaddy did was to make sure that happened.
Its still the same , thank God i just got on over in Va.
I live in north central average..Preston county..I'm a 5th generation miner..but it's about gone around here..coal has been a big part of my life..both my great grand parents owned small mines around here in the 40s to 60s ..I grew up with my one grand dad a superintendent until he retired..I used to go to the mine with him and load coal trucks with him when I was 8 or so in the late 80s things have changed a lot
And that's what made America great !
2:16 patient was smoking in the hospital?
Look at what obama and the scum dems have caused! TRUMP! Make America Great again!!!
People like this like to portray coal and these entire towns of PEOPLE as the unfortunate victims of "progress" such as wind and fracking. Coal, as a completely viable and necessary industry was shut down simply because a couple, ideological politicians attained power and chose to demolish this industry...which is anti-free market at best and tyrannical at worst. If a business lives and dies because of the demand on its product or service, that's fine...but not the way that Obama and his socialist cronies did it.
Poverty plus guns but there isn't a crime problem. Weird.
people, beware of INFOWARs by AJ+, all they do is conflict mongering within the USA! This is pure modern warfare.
this is dope
I live in Whitesburg, and I can tell you hands down that this film does not represent the area accurately at all. A business surviving for a year (Heritage Kitchen) is not a sign of success. I wonder why they didn't discuss the several dozen businesses that have came and went in the last handful of years? If I were to walk down Main Street of Whitesburg, I could name at least 8 businesses that have closed their doors in the last 5 years, and that isn't even counting the outlying areas. Why? Because this region has zero infrastructure without the coal business. On main street, there are only a handful of actual businesses that have made it for more than a couple of years, and those few businesses only employ about 5 people each. And these people are going to sit and talk about how this is a great area for entrepreneurs? Give me a break. If that was the case, our largest and most successful business wouldn't be the local Wal-Mart that isn't even open 24/7. The biggest portion of the viable workforce in this area can't even pass a drug test.

Really, this production is just as bad as any before it. When we were thriving because of coal, we were portrayed as being poor, ignorant, and far from industrialized. Now that coal is gone and we are doing worse than we ever have, we are being portrayed as a blossoming little town full of entrepreneurial potential.

If you cannot represent this area accurately, then seriously, just do us all a favor and quit making films about it.
Come to West Virginia!

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.