Economy & Business

"Trump’s Policies Are Already Making Workplaces More Toxic"

"The 'wellbeing of America and the American worker is my North Star,' President Donald Trump trumpeted at a recent White House event. But the Trump administration’s policies are already adversely affecting workers’ health by undermining occupational illness prevention — including for cancers, musculoskeletal disorders and respiratory diseases that afflict hundreds of thousands of U.S. workers."

Source: In These Times, 04/13/2017

"Nuclear Plant Owners Expand Search For Rescue To More States"

"The natural gas boom that has hammered coal mines and driven down utility bills is hitting nuclear power plants, sending multi-billion-dollar energy companies in search of a financial rescue in states where competitive electricity markets have compounded the effect."

Source: AP, 04/11/2017

"Trump Declares End To 'War On Coal,' But Utilities Aren't Listening"

"When President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week to sweep away Obama-era climate change regulations, he said it would end America's "war on coal", usher in a new era of energy production and put miners back to work. But the biggest consumers of U.S. coal - power generating companies - remain unconvinced."

Source: Reuters, 04/05/2017

"Defunding Appalachia: Coal Communities Resist President’s Budget Cuts"

"Danny Ferguson didn’t like what he saw happening in Lincoln County, West Virginia, where he grew up. The downturn in the coal industry had hit hard, and young people had few job options beyond some fast food places."

Source: Ohio Valley Resource, 03/27/2017

Mining Company’s Bankruptcy Exit Will Leave Taxpayers a Cleanup Bill

"A mining company’s debt-cutting plan will leave taxpayers facing a bigger bill for cleaning up nearly two dozen hazardous sites primarily in the central U.S., including a swath of northeast Oklahoma that once produced lead ore for bullets in both World Wars."

Source: Wall St. Journal, 03/27/2017

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