There’s no such thing as “clean coal”

Passionately delivered and factually based objection by a former coal miner to the proposed protection of coal-burning plants to allow continuation of dirty operation. As he says, there is no such thing as “clean coal.” You will have to click thru to see the video which is worth seeing.https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/21/opinion/coal-miner-trump-emissions-plan.html

Opinion

Coal Miner to Trump: ‘Coal Mining Isn’t Coming Back’

A fifth-generation coal miner from Appalachia tells Trump his plan to loosen regulations on coal-fired plants is not only harmful to the environment, but also bad for the future of the region.

By Nick Mullins

Video by Leah Varjacques and Japhet Weeks

Nick Mullins, a former coal miner, is a writer from Appalachia.

[Click thru the link above to see the video.]
A fifth-generation coal miner from Appalachia tells Trump his plan to loosen regulations on coal-fired plants not only is harmful to the environment, but also bad for the future of the region.Published On

In the op-ed video above, Nick Mullins, a fifth-generation miner and a ninth-generation Appalachian from Virginia, explains why Trump’s sunny rhetoric about the coal industry and plans to lower emissions standards are not helping regular coal miners — they’re lining the pockets of industry executives. As coal seams dwindle, Trump’s promises to revive the industry sound false and regressive. It’s time to invest and create other economies in the region to give opportunities to the next generation of Appalachians.

Nick Mullins, a former coal miner, writes about Appalachian issues. Follow his blog, “The Thoughtful Coal Miner.”

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