Saturday, May 20, 2017

Trump Didn't and Can't Save Coal


There's been much chortling lately about the Trump administration's rollback of certain regulations pertaining to the coal industry, and fervent hopes that these actions will generate a comeback in Appalachian coal mining.

To be honest, I've seen more loaded coal cars rolling through the Bluefield, West Virginia rail yard in the past few months than I saw through all of 2016. However, I believe it's a bit early to give the administration credit for this.