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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    They will be used and abused, as always.
    Coal miners themselves want to keep the mines open. There should proper safety devices for the miners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metheron View Post
    They probably voted for Trump in hopes that he can bring back manufacturing jobs that can compete with the pay of the coal jobs. I'm not sure what the Appalachian regions offer currently that can compete. The free trade deals have made competing against slave labor impossible, I'm sure they could do some service jobs that don't pay much, or work at a WalMart, or go back to school, but their best bet hinges with Trump.
    They just came off of eight years of Obama.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    Does not speak well of obama's OSHA. another obama failure.

    it takes up to 8 years for Black Lung to manifest itself. hmmm
    Um...Obama didn't create OSHA, but Trump wants to gut it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueneck View Post
    Because as we've already seen, the cost of coal causes more than just damage to miner's lungs.

    The water crisis in WV a couple of years ago was caused by a coal washing chemical leaking into the water supply. Then there's the pollution caused by coal fired power plants and then there's the waste left over from that.

    It's the dirtiest energy there is. We can do better.
    Natural gas is going strong. Nuclear sure has it's risks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    Isn't it great that MM signed this??

    President Trump on Thursday signed legislation ending a key Obama administration coal mining rule.

    The bill quashes the Office of Surface Mining's Stream Protection Rule, a regulation to protect waterways from coal mining waste that officials finalized in December.


    The legislation is the second Trump has signed into law ending an Obama-era environmental regulation. On Tuesday, he signed a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution undoing a financial disclosure requirement for energy companies.

    Trump signs bill undoing Obama coal mining rule | TheHill

    And he's going to sign this one next week..

    President Trump is reportedly planning to sign an executive order next week to repeal numerous Obama administration environmental policies.

    The order will have several provisions to undo Obama rules and policies, including ending the Interior Department’s moratorium on new coal mining on federal land and starting the process of repealing the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan, Reuters reported, citing a White House official.

    Trump to sign order next week on Obama's coal moratorium, climate rules | TheHill
    Does the EPA have jurisdiction on these matters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by THOR View Post
    Does the EPA have jurisdiction on these matters?
    What EPA would that be? The one President Pussburglar is going to disban?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    Respirators don't work if they are not required by Coal Mine owners.





    Respirator Maker Sues Alpha, Massey Officials
    Does OSHA have any jurisdiction in the mining industry? How could that not be a required safety device for coal mining?

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    Quote Originally Posted by THOR View Post
    Does the EPA have jurisdiction on these matters?
    Do you think the fossil fuel shill Trump put in charge of the EPA gives a fuck about fossil fuel pollution? Really?

    Good, clean, coal....


    Because others saw the same potential, the neighborhood grew to more than 25 homes. No one seemed to mind the Tennessee Valley Authority power plant looming just a short distance away.
    That was how things were, at least, before the early morning hours of Dec. 22, 2008. When a dike failed at TVA's Kingston Fossil Plant, 5.4 million cubic yards of coal ash cascaded into the Emory and Clinch rivers and smothered about 300 acres of land.
    The breach released a slow-moving wave of toxic sludge and polluted water into the river in what remains the nation's largest coal-ash spill in history. It snapped trees as if they were twigs and knocked homes off their foundations. It destroyed three houses and damaged dozens of others. There were no injuries.
    More coal ash spilled at Kingston than oil from the Deepwater Horizon accident in the Gulf of Mexico two years later. Enough muck spewed forth to fill a football field more than 2,500 feet into the air.
    5 years after coal-ash spill, little has changed
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    Quote Originally Posted by THOR View Post
    Does OSHA have any jurisdiction in the mining industry? How could that not be a required safety device for coal mining?
    Do the words "Corporate Malfeasance" mean anything to you? Anything at all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    Wow since it take Black lung 8-10 years to develop... Does not speak well of obama's track record for employee safety


    Why did obama's OSHA allow this to happen.
    Coal mining has been going on for a very long time, OSHA & EPA have also been around a long time. Corrective actions and safety should of been in place long ago.

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