Coal mining in the United States is an industry in transition. Production in 2016 was down 37% from the peak production of 1,162.7 million tons in 2006. Employment of 50,000 coal miners is down from a peak of 883,000 in 1923.
President Trump on Thursday signed legislation ending a key Obama administration coal mining rule. The bill quashes the Office of Surface Mining's Stream Protection Rule, a regulation to protect waterways from coal mining waste that officials finalized in December. The legislation is the second ...
Some 600 workers have been laid off from the the idled former Blacksville No. 2 Mine in Monongalia County, W.Va. It is one of five former Consol coal mines in northern West Virginia that were sold in 2013 to Ohio mining competitor Murray Energy Inc.
President Donald Trump touted the opening of a new coal mine in Pennsylvania as evidence that his administration is "putting the miners back to work." But construction of the mine in question began before the 2016 election. And experts say it's not evidence of a resurgence in coal mining. The ...
Aug 05, 2017 · Under Trump, Coal Mining Gets New Life on U.S. Lands. A business-friendly secretary of the interior has moved to invigorate a struggling industry, reversing Obama-era restrictions to help create "wealth and jobs."
Jan 18, 2018 · WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly two-thirds of U.S. coal producing states lost coal mining jobs in 2017, even as overall employment in the downtrodden sector grew modestly, according to preliminary government data obtained by Reuters. The statistics come as the administration of President Donald Trump ...
The history of coal mining goes back thousands of years. It became important in the Industrial Revolution of the 19th and 20th centuries, when it was primarily used to power steam engines, heat buildings and generate electricity.
Jun 04, 2017 · Let's start with the official Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers. Currently, the BLS counts about 50,000 coal mining jobs in the United States -- total.
FILE PHOTO: A bulldozer moves coal at the Murray Energy Corporation port facility in Powhatan Point, Ohio, U.S., November 7, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo
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Feb 22, 2018 · Coal Jobs Have Gone Up Under Trump, But Not Because Of His Policies The number of U.S. coal jobs rose slightly during the president's first year in office. But energy analysts credit short-term market forces and say they won't stop long-term decline.
Apr 18, 2016 · West Virginia state labor officials project a 23% decline in non-oil-and-gas mining jobs from 2015 to 2017. In Kentucky, the number of coal mining jobs plummeted 28% in 2015 to 8,401, according to state figures.
Arch Coal, the country's second biggest producer, filed for bankruptcy in January, and Alpha Natural Resources, the fourth biggest, sought chapter 11 protection in August 2015 (it emerged from bankruptcy in July 2016). But that doesn't mean the companies stopped mining or producing the fuel. In fact ...
Apr 17, 2017 · Hmm, wonder why these jobs are viewed as less important.
"I'm the one that saved coal. I'm the one that created jobs." — President Trump, in an interview with the New York Times, Dec. 28, 2017 As a candidate, President Trump vowed to end the "war on coal" and put miners back to work. And over the first year of his presidency, Trump and his ...
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May 04, 2016 · Some years back President Obama asked Steve Jobs when all those manufacturing jobs in China, where Apple products were being assembled, were going to return to the U.S. Jobs simply said that they're never coming back. And he was right. Electronics assembly is something that will either be done by ...
The Trump administration has halted a $1million, two-year study ordered by former president Barack Obama looking into the health risks of Appalachian mountaintop removal coal mining.
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After the Boom. Eastern Christians cling to their faith as time runs out on the former coal towns of Pennsylvania, reports Jacqueline Ruyak with photographs by Cody Christopulos
Apr 24, 2017 · As a candidate and as president, Donald Trump has championed the cause of coal mining. But critics of the coal industry have countered that Trump and other supporters of coal are overlooking an energy sector with an even bigger impact on jobs -- solar energy.