Aug 05, 2017 · Trump Rules. Under Trump, Coal Mining Gets New Life on U.S. Lands. A business-friendly secretary of the interior has moved to invigorate a struggling industry, reversing Obama-era restrictions to help create "wealth and jobs."
Donald Trump's promise to bring coal mining jobs back to West Virginia is pure fantasy. Even if environmental protections are eased under a Trump presidency, demand for coal, especially West Virginian coal, will continue to decline due purely to market forces.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates there are roughly 50,800 coal mining jobs nationwide, 800 of which have been added since Trump took office.(The six months before that, under President Barack Obama's administration, 1,300 coal jobs were added.)
Mar 26, 2017 · President Donald Trump is taking bold steps to boost the declining coal industry, but the moves won't restore many of the jobs lost by coal miners in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania who helped the president win his job in the White House.