Coal wars don’t exist
Editor: This is in response to a recent letter by Steve Thigpen. Steve, I regret to be the one to shine the light on things for you, but there never was a “war on coal.” The industry has been in decline for years — and for a number of reasons.
Coal is costly to mine, and miners have been systematically replaced over the years by machines that can be operated by one highly trained miner. There is, of course, the added expense of cleaning up all that pollution that mining coal leaves in its wake. Exports of coal have also been in decline as other countries, more progressive than ours, have moved away from coal to solar and wind (and have taken those jobs with them).
On another note Steve, don’t put a lot of stock in what politicians tell you, especially if they used to sell real estate in Manhattan. Trustworthy is not a word used in their favor. It is not their words, but their actions that reflects their true character.