Sunday, August 12, 2018

UPDATE. The case for optimism shrinks

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8/10/2018)

Original 8/3/2018 post, "The Emperor of Coal is wearing no clothes", starts here.

From 4/9/2018 USA Today article:
Coal employment and production are up just slightly, coal consumption is down, and coal prices have fallen a little below where they were the day that Trump took office. 

“I don’t think Trump has had any effect on coal so far,” said Noah Kaufman, a research scholar at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy. 

The data may not show it, but coal leaders are adamant that Trump already has had a positive influence on their industry. For the first time in years, they say, miners are daring to feel optimistic about coal’s prospects.

Related posts;
Jobs and energy at the cost of environmental destruction.  (8/24/2017)
EPA Director Scott Pruit will do and say anything to promote and favor fossil fuel industry.  (6/8/2017)
Trump's America: Greene County, Pennsylvania (coal country).  (5/3/2017)
Trump's America: Dear Franklin County Illinois, Focus on what they do, not what they say.  (2/27/2017)
In coal country: The population and racial demographics of Harrison County Ohio.  (3/13/2016)
In West Virginia, the foxes guard the henhouse.  (1/13/2014)

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