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Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:08 PM

Can Donald Trump keep his promises on US coal?

In Donald Trump's presidential campaign he promised that he would put miners back to work.

But across certain parts of America where coal was the lifeblood of many communities, it is proving to be a dying trade, that has had damaging environmental effects.

Since voting for Donald Trump these local mining communities are noticing this might have been a slightly optimistic statement.

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Reply Can Donald Trump keep his promises on US coal? (Original post)
bathroommonkey76 Apr 2017 OP
NYETNYET Apr 2017 #1
bathroommonkey76 Apr 2017 #3
Eyeball_Kid Apr 2017 #2
appleannie1943 Apr 2017 #4
bathroommonkey76 Apr 2017 #5
appleannie1943 Apr 2017 #7
Crowman2009 Apr 2017 #8
paleotn Apr 2017 #10
Lotusflower70 Apr 2017 #6
paleotn Apr 2017 #9
Rhiannon12866 Apr 2017 #11

Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:12 PM

1. Slightly optimistic

YOU THINK?

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Response to NYETNYET (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:15 PM

3. The brainwashed poor will suffer the most.

Coal ain't coming back- It doesn't matter if these people in Kentucky voted for Trump, or not. They would have been better off wishing on a falling star.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:13 PM

2. Coal has been replaced by natural gas, which right now is cheaper and just as plentiful.

We may as well try to revive the horse-drawn buggy if we're going all-in for coal.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:15 PM

4. They need to do what PGH did when the steel mills went under. Train for something else.

Coal has been replaced and is not coming back.

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Response to appleannie1943 (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:17 PM

5. This package mentioned the solar jobs in this area have more workers

These miners should go that route.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 03:05 PM

7. I agree totally. Not only would they have good jobs, they would be a lot safer and healthier in the

long run.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 03:47 PM

8. I read that the Appalachian mountains have to the potential to be a wind energy...

...gold mine.

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Response to Crowman2009 (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 07:40 PM

10. Yep

ridge lines in the high country. However, any mention sends the "summer complaints", ie. snow buzzards, into a frenzy. Same with solar farms. Currituck county, way out east, banned solar farms altogether. Oh, but they just luuuuuv their electrical appliances and HVAC units.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 02:26 PM

6. Nope

He lied and they were played for suckers. Trump goes where the money is. Coal is dying even if some are in denial. Wind and solar continue to grow. My state of Minnesota is working the solar energy quite strongly. We have the largest solar farm on a National Guard training center in the country at Camp Ripley. So proud.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 07:31 PM

9. Ummm, no.

Hell, it's not been the "life blood" of any community of any size since the 70's. Poor, dumb fools.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Sat Apr 22, 2017, 06:29 AM

11. Like he's kept all the rest of his "promises?"

And time he fails it's got to be good for us.

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