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Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 06-14-2017 at 20:20:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • MAGA in Pennsylvania
  • First New Coal Mine of Trump Era Opens in Pennsylvania
    Jun 10, 2017 // 1:09pm

    President Trump lauded the opening of the nation's first new coal mine in recent memory.

    Corsa Coal Company will operate the mine in Somerset County, Pa. - outside of Pittsburgh.

    Corsa CEO George Dethlefsen said the mine will be a boon to the struggling local economy.

    He praised Trump's easing of regulations and encouragement for fossil fuel exploration.

    Dethlefsen told Leland Vittert that for the 70 positions available in the mine, 400 people applied.

    "It's a hard day's work every day, but it's worth it," one miner said.

    Vittert said the news contrasts with Hillary Clinton's message that she would "put a lot of coal miners out of work."

    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D), who endorsed Clinton, joined the mine company in watching a video message from Trump commemorating the occasion.

    R.J. Harris, a longtime host on Harrisburg's 580-WHP, said the mine opening is a "shot in the arm" for the Keystone economy.

    Pennsylvania was once home to the world's largest coal breaker, the St. Nicholas Breaker in Mahanoy City.

    In its heyday, the breaker could process 12,000 tons of anthracite coal each day, according to the Allentown Morning Call.

    Demolition began on the Schuylkill County behemoth in 2015 - a sign of the times in the coal region.

    Harris said he is optimistic that Corsa's mine opening is evidence that Trump can help turn the region's economy around.

    The mine will reportedly be producing metallurgical or bituminous coal - which is used in steel-making - while anthracite is the type often used in energy production.

    steveVa    Posted 06-15-2017 at 11:23:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I was always astonished how much the "0" administration and all the uber liberal minions demonized coal, AND they went out of their way to shut down the entire industry.
    They did not try to clean it up or use technology to make it better, their stated mission was to shut it down. One of the major proponents of all this was the Rockefeller family. Does anyone remember how Rockefeller made his billions???
    The Rockefeller's do a lot of good things too, but I was always amazed that they got away with an active role in shutting down the coal industry.
    I have a friend in the metal manufacturing business who had some very valuable contracts making clean air scrubbers for the coal fired electrical plants. These all vanished when the "0" administration took power. He can verify that hundreds or even thousands of jobs were lost from this... I wonder if they will ever come back??

    Island Mike    Posted 06-14-2017 at 22:48:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • However: In other places in the US coal fired plants are closing, according to the energy reports I receive. They are being replaced by natural gas and other sources. China is also not opening the new plants they had proposed. India will also try the same plan.

    BUT: Quality coal is required to make steel. And if that brings back steel making jobs, then it could be a good plan. Other Dave worked at a steel plant I think.

    Island Mike

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 06-15-2017 at 06:50:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Well, hopefully under Trump we'll be reopening many to restore jobs to devastated economies in southwest Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. And, rather than continuing to politicize and demonize coal, perhaps we can move the politicians and unaccountable govt. bureaucrats aside and apply some entrepreneurial spirit to using coal for other purposes than burning it.

    steveVa    Posted 06-16-2017 at 12:17:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • just wait a few thousand years and turn it all into diamonds...

    Dean    Posted 06-14-2017 at 21:03:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Thank goodness.

    Hopefully, we can continue to roll back the liberal nonsense.


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