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For the Last Time…

Im so sick and tired of seeing this

West Virginia’s coal industry must strike a balance between maintaining jobs and taking care of the environment, but just how to do that is not clear.

A panel of experts on Tuesday discussed the hard reality of trying to preserve coal mining jobs while also preserving the environment.


I see two patterns in this picture.
One is the fairly consistent amount of coal over time.
The other is continually devastating job losses.

100s of people are employed by a deep mine. MTR sites can employ as little as 9.
Mountaintop removal causes job loss. Period. End of story.





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