I was trying to think about a time when the environment that we all rely on was under an assault as great as it is now. The closest I can think of was when Reagan was President. But even he was not as bad as the current president. This man-boy honestly thinks that he can go back in time and bring coal back as fuel.
Worse, he really does not care that the extraction process is a rape of the land. Know that this is not a word to be used lightly….but it is indeed a rape.
Who will benefit? Not the American people. Not the unemployed…..most coal extraction is mechanical. There will be a few jobs, but not that many.
No, the few coal owners will benefit.
Who will be harmed…nearly everyone else. Children and adults with asthma…the water that we drink, the air that we breathe and sadly, the land that we take for granted as being protected for all time.
This policy is the equivalent of burning a Rembrandt to keep warm overnight….once it is gone it is gone…
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Under Trump, Coal Mining Gets New Life on U.S. Lands
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