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nekom: Good on you, Canada, but do something about your tar sands, eh?/we're in a glass house here but just sayin
AdmirableSnackbar: They said that proves there's a market for coal. These people do not understand supply and demand,
Preston Preston: Coal isn't the answer to middle America's employment problems. They don't want to dig coal, they want jobs.
factoryconnection: I saw a post about Trump "ending the war on coal" by a WV congress rep today. The number of his (apparent) constituents torching the guy for lack of awareness of market realities, mercury pollution, and yes, climate change made me feel good. There are a lot of families in WV, KY, OH, and PA especially who've traditionally made their way on coal, but even the people of WV may be waking up to the reality that the old way isn't merely the Buggy Whip industry of today, but the leaded consumer products industry of today.
chewd: Preston Preston: Coal isn't the answer to middle America's employment problems. They don't want to dig coal, they want jobs.Automation has eliminated the bulk of coal mining jobs anyway. Its not hundreds of guys with pickaxes anymore, its 3 or 4 guys with one of these[img.fark.net image 850x428]The town coal mine used to mean thousands of good paying jobs.. now it means dozens.
Psychopusher: nekom: Good on you, Canada, but do something about your tar sands, eh?/we're in a glass house here but just sayinNot much we can do. Harper, in his infinite bloody-minded anti-wisdom, basically sold our oil sands to the Chinese in 2012 -- a move he later (and not much later) expressed regret over, most likely because of the massive blowback he got from the public over the deal. (It was yet another of Harper's back-room deals so the public didn't really know about it until it was too late.)