CEO OF COAL COMPANY: TRUMP WILL FAIL AT BRINGING BACK JOBS FOR COAL MINERS

During election 2016, Hillary Clinton suffered withering attacks for stating a truth: the days of coal-derived employment are coming to an end shortly.

Many mocked Clinton for being out-of-touch or lacking in a human touch, but she was right.

Trump, not one to give up an opportunity to demagogue, sensing an opening (opportunity), promised those living in coal countrythat he would fight to bring jobs back to coal country. Many employees of the Coal industry lapped up Trump’s sales pitch of renewed focus on carbon-based fuel and then voted for him in the hope that he would honor his promises to them.

According to the Guardian, Robert Murray, CEO of Murray Energy, the largest private coal company in the U.S. had the following advice for Trump:

I suggested that he temper his expectations. Those are my exact words,” said Murray. “He can’t bring them back.

The United States is slowly but surely transitioning away from carbon-based energy as renewable energybecomes cheaper, more affordable for regular Americans and employs more and more people.

From the same article, Mary Anne Hitt, director of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign, says:

“I live in West Virginia and I understand that there is a lot of optimism among some that coal will make a comeback,” Hitt said. But she added that Trump would be unable to turn the tide for coal. “The industry likes to point to pollution standards for the decline in jobs, but the reality is the market has markedly changed.

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