Monday, November 21, 2016

A Bleak Outlook for Trump’s Promises to Coal Miners - The New York Times

A Bleak Outlook for Trump’s Promises to Coal Miners - The New York Times

Now, though, coal may prove a different sort of symbol — that is, of the challenges that the president-elect will face delivering on his many promises to restore struggling sectors of the American economy.

The United States coal industry and the jobs that support it have been in decline for decades as a result of environmental concerns, automation in mining and slowdowns in manufacturing industries that burned coal for power.

  

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