Tuesday, May 9, 2017
What has President Trump done for the Coal industry?
If you read articles on the Internet, 99% are negative regarding Trump and the coal industry. But jobs are coming back.
In southern West Virginia, coal output through mid-April rose by 9 percent compared to one year ago, according to a report by Bloomberg, and the value of publicly traded U.S. coal companies has doubled over the past year, now estimated to be $15 billion. The Blaze
In the fourth quarter of 2016, the U.S. exported 19.3 million short tons of coal (9.7% of total production) to dozens of countries around the world; the largest markets were the Netherlands (17% of all exports), Brazil (10%), and South Korea (10%) americangeoscientists.org
Coal industry heavyweights are making money again with the Trump administration, and particularly U.S. EPA, firmly in their corner. Greenwire
Among the actions reversed under the new administration is a rule to prevent coal companies from dumping mountaintop removal debris into waterways and a moratorium on new coal leases on public lands. Think Progress