A fifth-generation coal miner from Appalachia tells Trump his plan to loosen regulations on coal-fired plants not only is harmful to the environment, but also bad for the future of the region. Read more: https://nyti.ms/2LjD3n5 Subscribe: http://bit.ly/U8Ys7n More from The New York Times Video: http://nytimes.com/video ---------- Whether it's reporting on conflicts abroad and political divisions at home, or covering the latest style trends and scientific developments, New York Times video journalists provide a revealing and unforgettable view of the world. It's all the news that's fit to watch.
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Leland Vittert shares an inside look
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Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton said she misspoke with a comment vowing to put the coal industry "out of business," after receiving plenty of backlash from coal mining states. CBS' Nancy Cordes explains why she's looking ahead to upcoming races in states like West Virginia.
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Thirteen men sat in the best barricade they could build, enduring...hoping. They had used their single hour of oxygen from the only Self Contained Self Rescuer issued to them by the company. Their families waited outside living through one of the most difficult times of their lives, praying to see their loved ones once again. As time wore on, we would learn the ultimate fate of those men, those husbands, those fathers, those grandfathers, brothers, uncles, nephews. One was alive, barely holding on…the others had perished in the thick poisoned air of the mine. The miners of Sago were like so many of us. They took one of the few jobs available to them, jobs that would allow them to live in the places they had long called home, jobs that would pay enough to support their families. If only the company had given them more than one SCSR—if only there had been a law—but we know how much power money holds over the hearts of men. It would be the suffering and tragic loss of life of those 12 brave souls—the pain of constant loss felt by their families—that would finally see to it that every coal miner in the United States would never face the same crisis. Millions of Americans became outraged at the events that played out on their televisions, and the ensuing public outcry would accomplish a feat that has seldom been accomplished in the history of US coal mining—the power of coal industry lobbyists was outweighed by the voice of the public in the halls of government. Laws were passed and now additional SCSRs must be purchased by coal companies, underground safe havens must be built and supply miners with three day of oxygen, food, and water. Each time my crew passed a safe haven and SCSR stash on our way to the section, I would think of those men, I would think of their final hours. I would pay my respects to them in my own way and wish that the corruption of the coalfields had not taken their lives. I hope that other miners do the same and remember the day the miners of Sago perished and the hearts of their families were forever broken. May you all rest in peace. God Bless.
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A century ago, southern Iowa was home to hundreds of surface coal mines. As the coal boom died so did the companies that mined for it, leaving those mines abandoned and open to the elements. Today, decades after the industry died, efforts slowly continue to clean up the deserted mines and reclaim the ground that was once rich with coal. Original broadcast date: May 31, 2017 For more Iowa Outdoors follow us at: www.iptv.org/iowaoutdoors www.facebook.com/iowaoutdoorsiptv www.instagram.com/iowaoutdoorstv www.twitter.com/iowaoutdoorstv Iowa Outdoors is a series produced by Iowa Public Television in partnership with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources that highlights outdoor recreation, environmental issues, conservation initiatives, and Iowa's outdoor natural resources.
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Doug McKelway reports Madison, West Virginia
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People in Appalachia have been struggling for years - but this non-profit sees an opportunity to invest in the community. Coalfield is creating new businesses and training workers with the skills they need to succeed and thrive. They’ve helped start six new businesses and trained hundreds of displaced workers to start new careers and while helping diversify the region’s economy away from coal. Freethink is proud to present this story in partnership with Stand Together. For more information on other inspiring community efforts they support, visit https://www.stand-together.org. For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethink.com
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See All of the High Quality Images here - http://www.dewitzphotography.com/personal-photography-projects/west-virginia-coal-country-mcdowell-county-part-1/ More photos from my ongoing West Virginia photography project can be seen here - http://www.travisdewitz.com/west-virginia All music by Joshua Black Wilkins - http://www.joshuablackwilkins.com/ My fascination of coal and railroads made this ideal place for me to visit. McDowell County was once home to over 100,000 residents in the 1950's that helped set many coal mining production records. Through the 1960's and 1970's the demand for the county's metallurgical coal remained high. McDowell continued to lead the United States in total coal production. Increased mechanization of coal production had reduced the number of laborers employed, but miners enjoyed quality pay under improving conditions negotiated by the United Mine Workers. During the 1980's the central Appalachian region lost more than 70,000 coal mining jobs. Between 1981 and 1992, according to the U.S. Department of Energy and the United Mine Workers union, coal mining employment in the state of West Virginia decreased by more than 53%. No county in the Appalachian region was more severely distressed by these losses than McDowell County. According to the United States Census Bureau, in 1980, the rate of poverty in McDowell County was 23.5%. By 1990, the poverty rate in McDowell County had climbed to 37.7%, the highest rate of poverty for any county in West Virginia. By 1990, 50.3% of all children in McDowell County were living in families below the poverty level, up from 31.2% in 1980. The major losses in McDowell County during this period were the result of the closing of all mines and facilities operated by the United States Steel Corporation, terminating more than 1,200 jobs. Today the area is still one of the fastest declining populations.
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West Virginia Coal Association Vice President Chris Hamilton says regulation is the main reason why the coal industry is losing so many jobs.
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Murray Energy Corporation CEO Robert Murray explains why the Trump administration is helping revitalize the coal industry, despite a decrease in coal jobs in Kentucky.
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The Pike County Fiscal Court has found itself in a position where it must weigh helping save more than 200 coal jobs against potentially costing itself more than 2 million dollars in tax revenue over the next decade-and-a-half. EKB News Reporter Chris Anderson explains.
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1/27/2011 - Peter Mail, a spokesman for the surface mining reclamation office, said the proposal's aim is "to better strike the balance between protecting the public and the environment while providing for viable coal mining." Mali said the document is the first working draft that was shared with state agencies, which are giving their comments on it. (More) http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=133248892 1/26/2011 - The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement document says the agency's preferred rules would impose standards for water quality and restrictions on mining methods that would affect the quality or quantity of streams near coal mines. The office, a branch of the Interior Department, estimated that the protections would trim coal production to the point that an estimated 7,000 of the nation's 80,600 coal mining jobs would be lost. Production would decrease or stay flat in 22 states, but climb 15 percent in North Dakota, Wyoming and Montana. . . . West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection official Thomas Clarke told the Associated Press on Wednesday. "I've had OSM technical people who are concerned with stream impacts and outside contractors for OSM who are subcontractors on the EIS give me their opinion that the whole thing's a bunch of junk." (More) http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5j4JC7Gs3f7cpoJMK1xc-iveOoZ7Q?docId=1b0c534404754dc7a452ff23f9b3194d Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar commended the employees of the Office of Surface Mining on November 19, 2010, for their efforts to improve oversight of state surface coal-mining operations. In the past 12 months the Office of Surface Mining has increased the number of oversight inspections to evaluate how each state is administering its regulatory program. This a clip from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6WSvVpdm-w ---- 12/27/2010 - http://www.register-herald.com/todaysfrontpage/x258589936/What-s-in-a-name-Mountaintop-removal-vs-mountaintop-development (Excerpt) "In my mind, mountaintop 'removal' implies the site is mined and then left barren, lifeless and flattened. This couldn't be further from the truth," said Chris Hamilton of the West Virginia Coal Association. He points to the mining permit requirement that forces miners to restore the mines to their approximate original contour or to configure the land for an "alternate use." Restoring the land occurs in about 90 percent to 95 percent of former surface mines, Hamilton said. "We rebuild the mountain peak, resculpting it to approximately as close as possible to the original premining topography of the land, then we reseed it with grasses and trees," Hamilton said. However, Vivian Stockman, an organizer for the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, told West Virginia Public Broadcasting that a flyover of the southern West Virginia coalfields suggests little development on former surface mine sites. "If they're hoping to, you know, create shopping malls on some of these, I don't know where they're going to get all the shoppers," she said. "All the communities around these areas have been driven away." She added that the notion that West Virginia needs more flat land is a myth. "Back in 2002 we had some volunteers create some maps for us," she said. "There were just massive amounts of land that are not, in any way, shape or form, developed." Researchers from the Natural Resources Defense Council found that about 1.2 million acres and about 500 mountains were flattened by surface mining in central Appalachia. An aerial imagery analysis by NRDC found that about 90 percent of mountaintop removal sites were not converted to economic uses. Only about 4 percent of West Virginia and Kentucky mountaintops had been redeveloped, NRDC found. --- 11/18/2010 - Salazar Commends OSM Initiatives to Improve Oversight of State Surface Coal Mining Programs - http://www.doi.gov/news/pressreleases/Salazar-Commends-OSM-Initiatives-to-Improve-Oversight-of-State-Surface-Coal-Mining-Programs.cfm --- In June 2009, the U.S. Department of the Interior (Interior Department) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reduce the harmful environmental impacts of coal mining in six states in central Appalachia. Through the MOU, the three agencies intend to strengthen oversight and regulation and minimize the adverse environmental consequences of mountaintop removal mining. (More) http://www.osmre.gov/topic/Oversight/SCM/SCM.shtm
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Trump repeatedly said he was bringing coal mingling jobs back. Oops. Cenk Uygur, the host of The Young Turks, tells you how he broke his promise. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. Read more here: https://www.rawstory.com/2018/01/trump-backing-pennsylvania-county-braces-for-layoffs-as-coal-mine-closure-threatens-hundreds-of-jobs/ “President Donald Trump may have ended the so-called “war on coal,” but that doesn’t seem to have changed the fortunes of the coal-mining industry as a whole. Local news station WTVA reports that 370 coal miners are expected to be unemployed after a coal mine located in Greene County, Pennsylvania closes for good this year. The mine closing would all but wipe out any gains made in coal mining employment since Trump’s election, as the coal industry has so far added just 500 jobs over the last year. Blair Zimmerman, a retired coal miner who now serves as Greene County’s chairman of county commissioners, tells WTVA that the mine closing will be a major blow for the entire area. “Layoffs are bad, but when it comes to shutting down a mine, that’s as bad as it gets,” he said. Zimmerman said that, despite the election of Trump, the low price of natural gas has continued to hammer the coal industry, just as it did during the Obama administration. In all, Zimmerman said that it’s very hard to see coal coming back as Trump has repeatedly promised.” Hosts: Cenk Uygur Cast: Cenk Uygur *** The Largest Online News Show in the World. Hosted by Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian. LIVE STREAMING weekdays 6-8pm ET. https://goo.gl/tJpj1m Subscribe to The Young Turks on YouTube: https://goo.gl/a3JY9i Like The Young Turks on Facebook: https://goo.gl/txrhrh Follow The Young Turks on Twitter: https://goo.gl/w6ahdV Buy TYT Merch: https://goo.gl/KVysaM Download audio and video of the full two hour show on-demand + the members-only post game show by becoming a member at https://goo.gl/v8E64M. Your membership supports the day to day operations and is vital for our continued success and growth. Young Turk (n), 1. Young progressive or insurgent member of an institution, movement, or political party. 2. A young person who rebels against authority or societal expectations.(American Heritage Dictionary)
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Donald Trump was more popular in McDowell County than anywhere else in America during the Republican primaries. Subscribe to The Guardian ► http://is.gd/subscribeguardian Paul Lewis explores the power of the Republican presidential nominee’s message in the poorest county of West Virginia. Gun nation ► http://bit.ly/GunNation The Guardian ► http://is.gd/guardianhome Suggested videos: Anywhere but Washington ► http://bit.ly/ABWashTrump Trump 4 President ► http://bit.ly/TrumpSigns Guardian playlists: Comment is Free ► http://is.gd/cifplaylist Guardian Docs ► http://is.gd/guardiandocs Guardian Features ► https://goo.gl/JThOzd Guardian Animations & Explanations ►http://is.gd/explainers Guardian Investigations ► http://is.gd/guardianinvestigations The Global Migration Crisis ► http://is.gd/RefugeeCrisis Anywhere but Westminster ► https://goo.gl/rgH1ri More Guardian videos: 6x9: experience solitary confinement – 360 video ► http://bit.ly/6x9gdn We Walk Together ► http://bit.ly/WeWalkTogetherFilm The last job on Earth ► http://bit.ly/LastJobOnEarth Patrick Stewart: the ECHR and us ► http://bit.ly/PatrickStewartS The Panama Papers ► http://bit.ly/HowToHide1Billion The Syrian Spaceman who became a refugee ► http://bit.ly/SyrianSpace The epic journey of a refugee cat ► http://bit.ly/KunkuzCat If I Die On Mars ► http://is.gd/IfIDieOnMars We can't ban everything that offends you ► http://bit.ly/CensorshipCiF Revenge Porn: Chrissy Chambers and her search for justice ► http://ow.ly/TUoOs Mos Def force fed in Gitmo procedure ► http://is.gd/mosdef Edward Snowden interview ► http://is.gd/snowdeninterview2014 Bangladeshi Sex Workers take steroids ► http://is.gd/sexworkers Other Guardian channels on YouTube: Guardian Football ► http://is.gd/guardianfootball Guardian Music ► http://is.gd/guardianYTmusic Guardian Australia ► http://is.gd/guardianaustralia Guardian Tech ► http://is.gd/guardiantech Guardian Culture ► http://is.gd/guardianculture Guardian Wires ► http://is.gd/guardianwires Guardian Food ► http://is.gd/guardianfood
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Taylor Made's single "West Virginia Underground" Taylor Made performed at the free concert and Labor Day rally in Logan County to support American jobs. Called the "Friends of America" rally, guests included nationally-syndicated radio host and Fox television host Sean Hannity and country star Hank Williams Jr., John Rich, Ted Nugent will emceed the event.
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Kentucky is at the center of what experts are calling the worst black lung epidemic on record. But instead of making it easier for miners to get access to health care, Kentucky’s lawmakers passed a law that may soon hinder miners’ ability to obtain workers’ compensation benefits. The new law, which goes into effect on July 14th, bars federally certified radiologists from assessing coal miners’ X-rays in state black lung workers’ compensation claims. Instead, the state will require that only pulmonologists, physicians whose focus is lung disease, be allowed to judge X-rays for benefit claims. Right now, there are only 11 doctors in Kentucky who are certified to examine X-rays for state benefits claims, and the new law will cut that number down to five. Read more: http://bit.ly/2LbdZQ5 Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo
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Once the most formidable industry in West Virginia, coal is progressively losing its economic dominance throughout Central Appalachia as production slows due to tightening pollution controls, greater availability of cheap natural gas and growing competition from other coal basins. Uncertainty about the region's economic future and stability of miners' livelihoods has grown in recent years. Residents and lawmakers are left trying to find solutions to a problem that is difficult to fully anticipate.
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For 50 years, McDowell county has been struck by poverty as the coal industry decreased all trough West Virginia. Donald Trump vows to bring back lost-coal mining jobs while Hillary Clinton says she wants to shut down the industry. Will voters there have absolute faith in Trump or any president-to-be?
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Matt Beaver and other miners describe their difficult working conditions and how they hope President Donald Trump can save their struggling industry. They work at the Vail Mine, owned by the Redbud Mining Company, in Freeport, Ohio.
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Blackhawk Mining announces layoffs; around 200 jobs lost
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Rep. McKinley challenges Secretary of Energy Moniz on the coal jobs lost in West Virginia as a result of the Obama Administration War on Coal. West Virginia has lost 45% of its coal miners in just the last three years - with more job losses to come. Three power plants in the northern panhandle region shut down, taking enough power for more than 5 million homes offline.
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WOWK-WV: Coal Miners Worried By "Dire Predictions Of Job Losses" Due To Obama Regulations (June 3, 2014)
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Miner's Helper LLC located in Beckley, West Virginia has designed a piece of equipment (robotic arm, pat. pend.) to help make belt moves easier and safer for the Coal Miner. Reducing the number of lost time accidents by helping to prevent injuries of the Coal Miner's backs and hands there by lowering the number of Workers Comp claims and that will also lower insurance premiums for the Coal Operator. For more information, please contact: Miner's Helper LLC PO Box 1065 Beckley, WV 25802 ph # 304-237-8555 fax # 877-349-6983
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Timeshift explores the lost world of coal mining and the extraordinarily rich social and cultural lives of those who worked in what was once Britain's most important industry. It's a story told through a largely forgotten film archive that movingly documents the final years of coal's heyday from the 1940s to the 1980s. One priceless piece of footage features a ballet performance by tutu-wearing colliers. Featuring contributions from those who worked underground, those who lived in the pit villages, those who filmed them at work and at play and those - like Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall - who have been inspired by what made coalfield culture so unique. Narrated by Christopher Eccleston
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America's Most Endangered Mountains - Blair Mountain, WV Pledge to Help End Mountaintop Removal. Visit: www.iLoveMountains.org - - - COMMUNITY STORY - - - "[Mountaintop removal coal mining would] wipe out a large part of the southern end of the battlefield that was occupied by the union miners." Blair Mountain, West Virginia is the site of a 1921 battle in the West Virginia Mine Wars,, the historic push of unionized coal miners from the north to organize the workers of the southern coalfields. Involving 13,000 union miners and 2,000 anti-union defenders, the battle was the largest armed conflict in America since the Civil War! It remains literally a battleground: a prime location for finding historic artifacts left from both sides of the conflict. It's also, however, a battleground between opponents of mountaintop removal coal mining and the coal companies themselves. Kenny King, a resident of Blair Mountain since 1962, explains how this historical site, which he has been working to preserve for 17 years, is threatened by a 333 acre mining permit. "[Mountaintop removal coal mining would] wipe out a large part of the southern end of the battlefield that was occupied by the union miners." A valuable piece of labor organizing history is not the only thing that would be destroyed by mining Blair Mountain. According to King, if they strip Blair Mountain, they'll lose innumerable natural resources: "Valuable hardwood forest, herbs like the ginseng, yellowroot, cohosh, and blood root... you'll never see it again. All will be lost; it'll just cease to exist. It will be erased off the face of the earth." If you would like to help protect Blair Mountain's many valuable assets, please take King's advice: "Let [your representatives] know that there has to be a better way than sacrificing all the mountains and forest land and historical sites just for a convenient way of producing energy." To support Kenny and his community contact: Kenny King • (304) 752-2260 • [email protected] www.FriendsofBlairMountain.org The Friends of Blair Mountain is a group of historians, archeologists and others dedicated to preserving the cultural and historical resources of the site of the 1921 Battle of Blair Mountain in southern West Virginia.
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President Trump recently proposed cuts to the Clean Power Plan. The Obama-era plan aims to generate electricity with less coal and more renewable energy and slash carbon emissions from the nation's power plants by about one-third by 2030. Trump’s proposal was criticized by environmentalists but applauded in West Virginia, where coal mining jobs are vital to the economy. This video is brought to you by Himshila in association with BBG.
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Out of service railroad branch line almost abandoned railroad of America! One of the last trains of Norfolk Southern Railroad on West Virginia Secondary near Athens Ohio. I chased one of the last trains with Nicholas Sharrett on January 18, 2016. This line was closed and railbanked south of New Lexington Ohio into West Virginia. Declining coal sales and declining chemical sales killed another rail line. I have seen quite a few closed railroad lines in the past two years. You can thank the E.P.A. and the Obama administration for all the lost jobs in the coal industry. Update: Kanawha River Railroad is leasing this line from Norfolk Southern and the trains have come back! It was shut down for a few months but the railroad reopened and trains have returned to southern Ohio and West Virginia! Short line railroad operation that saved a hilly, curvy railroad that has tunnel and huge trestles! Railroad salvage companies had their eyes on this historic railway. Thanks for watching! Please comment, rate and subscribe to JAWTOOTH!! Malfunctioning Railroad Crossings! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REA_qY-wrIg Unusual Railroad Action! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5Ymxz4Gp7Y Stung By Hornets! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByuUSZQQniQ Messing With Them Damn Hunters! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vPpbVv13IQ PLEASE WATCH ONE OF MY BEST VIDEOS BELOW!! Railroad Crossing Malfunctions! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REA_qY-wrIg&t=927s School Bus Waits For Train! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIOJqWXVXYM Unusual Railroad Stuff! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5Ymxz4Gp7Y&t=202s CSX Locomotive #1 Going Into Tunnel! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrUmc_lrSHQ First Train In Months! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eg2lkYCRn_g Cabooses On Trains! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjlLrnqMy-Q Messing With Hunters! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vPpbVv13IQ Funniest Eva!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByuUSZQQniQ&list=PUYJGA0UPd82sFXqojmrkF0A&index=3 TRAIN INTERRUPTS PARADE! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InMMG5Oe1Z0 Runaway Tank Car! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttSWqk4ajyY Chasing Trespassers Off My Farm! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vPpbVv13IQ Riding The Zoo Train! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lb3vCLLP5kk
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Please watch video through completely - A Pittsburgh-based coal company, CONSOL Energy, will lay off nearly 500 of its West Virginia workers next year and its CEO blames environmentalists dead-set against mountaintop mining who have waged nuisance lawsuits for the job loss. But CONSOL Energys political problems are not unique to the mining industry, which has suffered under the Obama Administration. The Environmental Protection Agency is already holding 79 surface mining permits in West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee. The EPA says these permits could violate the Clean Water Act and warrant enhanced review. And, agency went even further in October, announcing plans to revoke a permit for the Spruce No. 1 Mine in West Virginia. The latest setback for the coal industry was announced on Tuesday when CONSOL Energy said close to 500 workers would lose jobs at their Fola Operations location near Bickmore, West Virginia in February 2010. CEO Nicholas J. DeIuliis said the poor economy compounded by legal challenges by environmental activists forced CONSOL to slash jobs. PLease visit http://PushBackNow.com and fight to keep America free.
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Hillary Clinton faced protesters in the heart of West Virginia coal country Monday and tough questions on the issue during a roundtable discussion. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc About: MSNBC is the premier destination for in-depth analysis of daily headlines, insightful political commentary and informed perspectives. Reaching more than 95 million households worldwide, MSNBC offers a full schedule of live news coverage, political opinions and award-winning documentary programming -- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Connect with MSNBC Online Visit msnbc.com: http://on.msnbc.com/Readmsnbc Find MSNBC on Facebook: http://on.msnbc.com/Likemsnbc Follow MSNBC on Twitter: http://on.msnbc.com/Followmsnbc Follow MSNBC on Google+: http://on.msnbc.com/Plusmsnbc Follow MSNBC on Instagram: http://on.msnbc.com/Instamsnbc Follow MSNBC on Tumblr: http://on.msnbc.com/LeanWithmsnbc Hillary Clinton Confronted Over Coal Comments | MSNBC
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Massive corporations are blowing up mountains and creating environmental ruins in West Virginia. All this devastation, just to extract some coal. We went to West Virginia to investigate mountain-top removal -- which a way of extracting coal from deposits under mountains. Instead of drilling into the mountain and sending men underground to take out the coal in the traditional way, they just take the whole top of a mountain off. Hosted by Derrick Beckles | Originally aired on http://VICE.com in 2009 Watch more VICE documentaries here: http://bit.ly/VICE-Presents Subscribe for videos that are actually good: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://www.youtube.com/user/vice/videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com
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Latest from Optimum Coal Mine where some of the contracted workers have not been paid for months. On Tuesday some NUM members clashed with police at the mine as they demanded their salaries. The Guptas are also still fighting for access to their assets. eNCA Reporter Erin Bates is on the story and had this update for us. Courtesy #DStv403
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The Polish government has reached a deal with trade unions to keep open mines which had been slated for the axe. The stand off ended after a week of protests and hunger strikes over and under ground over plans to restructure Europe's biggest coal producer Kompania Weglowa. The government had previously announced it would close down four mines, leaving 5,000 without jobs. Though details of the deal were not revealed, it's believed the government may merge the loss-making mines with state-owne… READ MORE : http://www.euronews.com/2015/01/17/deal-struck-to-save-polish-coal-mine-jobs What are the top stories today? Click to watch: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSyY1udCyYqBeDOz400FlseNGNqReKkFd euronews: the most watched news channel in Europe Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=euronews euronews is available in 14 languages: https://www.youtube.com/user/euronewsnetwork/channels In English: Website: http://www.euronews.com/news Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/euronews Twitter: http://twitter.com/euronews Google+: http://google.com/+euronews VKontakte: http://vk.com/en.euronews
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What do Trump’s economic promises to the manufacturing industry mean to voters in Erie, Pennsylvania? Subscribe on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1BycsJW Manufacturing jobs in Erie have been declining since the ‘70s, and the county bet on Donald Trump to revive them -- after voting for Obama twice. One small business owner says, “We’ve never seen anything like him before and I think that scares people, but I think the people who voted for him, they are hopeful.” For more, explore the full “Betting on Trump” series from FRONTLINE, Marketplace and PBS NewsHour: Betting on Trump: Coal (West Virginia) http://bit.ly/2l9eVbu Betting on Trump: Water (California’s Central Valley) http://bit.ly/2lkJBIS Twitter: https://twitter.com/frontlinepbs Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/frontline Google+: https://plus.google.com/+frontline/posts FRONTLINE is streaming more than 200 documentaries online, for free, here: http://to.pbs.org/hxRvQP FRONTLINE is made possible by PBS and CPB. Major support is provided by The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Park Foundation, the John and Helen Glessner Family Trust, the Wyncote Foundation and Jon and Jo Ann Hagler on behalf of the Jon L. Hagler Foundation.
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For more videos, go to http://news.discovery.com/videos/discovery-news-earth/. Mountaintop mining causes permanent damage to the environment and exposes people to serious health risks, says a new report by a leading group of scientists. Jorge Ribas reports.
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Waikato-Tainui is reeling from the lay-off of miners and contractors in Huntly. 123 jobs at solid energy's Huntly east mine have been lost because of a drop in industry demand for coal. But it's local families who'll be paying the price. Potaka Maipi has this report.
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Coal mining is on the decline in the United States, leaving those who relied on the industry for jobs out of work. Tens of thousands of coal miners have lost their jobs in recent years with the decline of coal power due in part to cheaper and cleaner energy options. Adam Edelen, of Edelen Strategic Ventures, says his partnership with coal company Berkeley Energy Group, could be the solution. They’ll be reusing former coal mines for a new kind of energy production, retraining laid-off Kentucky coal miners to become solar farmers.
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Listen to Hillary talk about putting Coal Miners and Other Fossil Fuel Workers out of work and business!!! Vote Trump 2016!!!
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Residents of Tausa, a remote village in central Colombia, fear that authorities will close the small coal mines that have sustained them and their families for as long as anyone can remember. Miners in "La Flauta" said on Wednesday that their small-scale "artisan" mine will close if authorities declare the area a nature reserve in which mining is prohibited and there will be no hope for their future. Government officials have been saying that for the time being there are no plans to close Tausa's mines, and despite their worries, workers continue with the manual labour that has been passed down through generations. From early in the morning, miners at "La Flauta" hop into railway wagons and travel through a maze of tunnels before reaching the seam, where they begin to extract coal. Then they chip, drill and pick for hours the mine's interior walls in search for the mineral. The effort though, seems that it's not paying off at the moment. "Right now mining has become difficult because there are no exports. There are no carbon sales. Carbon is very cheap and there are 40 families, 40 people working and depending from this mine and we all have wives and children," said Sebastian Echeverria, 45, who has been the administrator of the mine for 11 years. Miners say they earn about 600,000 pesos (318 US dollars) every two weeks. "If there was a way to advance with my family, support my family with other (types of) jobs, then I would do it," said Armando Pinzon, a Tausa resident who has been working in the mines for eight years. The plan to declare the area a nature reserve is being reviewed by the Environment Ministry, and most likely will not go into effect in the coming future. But for Tausa's residents, that doesn't calm their fears of being left unemployed. The Juan Manuel Santos administration cut its coal production goal for 2013 to 94 (m) million tonnes from 98 (m) million due to strikes afflicting the sector this year. In 2012 the sector produced more than 89.2 (m) million tonnes. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/46dd40d5b5071df504fcd0bbe4cc13e1 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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In this Majority Report clip, we explore how the repeal of Obamacare will hurt coal miners and their families. "Last night, CNN aired a terrific segment on people from coal country who voted for Donald Trump — but are now worried that his vow to repeal Obamacare will deprive them of crucial protections that enable them to stay afloat financially. This dovetails with other reporting that suggests a lot of Trump voters may be harmed by repeal of the law. Which raises a question: Did voters such as these know they were voting for this? After all, Trump promised countless times throughout the campaign to repeal the Affordable Care Act, didn’t he? If they are complaining about this now, don’t they have only themselves to blame? No. I’m going to argue that, while Trump did repeatedly vow repeal, these voters were absolutely right to conclude that he would not leave them without the sort of federal protections they enjoy under Obamacare. That’s because Trump did, in fact, clearly signal to them that this would not happen. The CNN segment features people who live in Eastern Kentucky coal country and backed Trump because he promised to bring back coal jobs. Now, however, they worry that a provision in the ACA that makes it easier for longtime coal miners with black lung disease to get disability benefits could get eliminated along with the law. That provision shifted the burden of proving that the disability was directly caused by work in the mines away from the victim. Those benefits include financial and medical benefits. Some benefits now also extend to the widows of miners who had black lung disease — or pneumoconiosis, a lung illness associated with inhalation of coal dust — after their husbands die. Other reporting has also confirmed widespread coal country worries about losing these protections."* Read more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2016/12/27/these-coal-country-voters-backed-trump-now-theyre-worried-about-losing-obamacare/?utm_term=.97a610b85ea3 Watch the Majority Report, live M-F at 12 noon EST and via daily podcast at http://Majority.FM Download our FREE app: http://majorityapp.com SUPPORT the show by becoming a member: http://jointhemajorityreport.com and BUY all of your Amazon purchase thru our Amazon affiliate link: http://majorityreportkickback.com LIKE us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/MajorityReport FOLLOW us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/MajorityFM SUBSCRIBE to us on YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/SamSeder WATCH our LIVE show video stream: http://youtube.com/user/MajorityReportLIVE
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(21 Nov 2016) RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLY AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Decker, Montana - 15 November 2016 1. Wide of coal coming out of chute 2. Close up of coal coming out of chute 3. Sidney coal mine, Sidney Ky AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Williamson, West Virginia - 11 November 2016 4. SOUNDBITE (English) Roger Prater, miner:++AUDIO QUALITY AS INCOMING++ "Lost everything, my home, vehicle, everything. Lost my family, everything," AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Matewan, West Virginia - 11 November 2016 5. Matewan West Virginia Coal Miner's Way road sign at the site of the closed Spruce Creek coal mine AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Mingo County, West Virginia - 11 November 2016 6. Coal train AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Williamson, West Virginia - 11 November 2016 7. SOUNDBITE (English) Greg Blankenship, miner: "There's homes for sale. There's vehicles been re-po'ed (repossessed), actually it's sad to say homes are burning right now. You know, people can't pay for them and they can't afford for their credit to go down. So it's bad." 8. Spring Creek Coal company sign AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Decker, Montana - 15 November 2016 9. Wide of Mining yard 10. SOUNDBITE (English) Dave Bettcher, Superintendent, Wolf Mountain Coal Company:++AUDIO QUALITY AS INCOMING++ "You can only pray that he (Donald Trump) does what he says. You know you get a lot of them they get elected, they talk their talk before their elected and then they go backwards. " AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Williamson, West Virginia- 11 November 2016 11. Political signs on mine grounds 12. Rail yard AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Decker , Montana - 15 November 2016 13. Wide of trucks working in mine 14. Mounds of dirt as truck enters 15. SOUNDBITE (English) Dave Bettcher, Superintendent, Wolf Mountain Coal Company: ++AUDIO QUALITY AS INCOMING++ "A lot of American lives depend on it. A lot of jobs. " 16. Wide of coal truck being loaded AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY FILE: Washington DC - 7 July 2013 17. Various of traffic ++MUTE++ AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Decker, Montana - 15 November 2016 18. SOUNDBITE (English) Mike Scott, Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign: "That is frightening for a lot of people, because the world is looking for the United States for leadership on this issue. I expect that the world is going to continue to take action on climate change." AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Williamson, West Virginia - 11 November 2016 19. Friends to coal flag AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Decker, Montana - 15 November 2016 20. Various of coal trucks in mine STORYLINE: The hard-eyed view from coal country across the United States is that President-elect Donald Trump has something to prove: that he'll help bring back the industry, as he promised time and again on the campaign trail. Nobody thinks he can revive it entirely - not economists, not ex-miners, not even those recently called back to work. But for the first time in years, coal towns are seeing a commodity that had grown scarcer than the coal trains that used to rumble through around the clock: hope. Most voters in areas dominated by coal saw Trump as the only choice for president. He vowed to undo looming federal rules and said President Barack Obama had been "ridiculous" to the industry. But a lot of people have gone under already. "Lost my home, vehicle, everything," said Roger Prater, a miner from Williamson, West Virginia. He'd been laid off for 20 months but now benefits from a small hiring surge that started before the election. At 31, Prater said he can get everything back, but he's uncertain for how long. =========================================================== Clients are reminded: You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/1377f73c1c58df22e2627122ecde486a Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Testifying before the US Senate Environment Committee, noted economist Eugene Trisko says the government's own economic multipliers show that EPA's Clean Power Plan, "would lead to the cumulative loss of $47 billion of [West Virginia] economic output, $11 billion of household income, and 229,000 job years of employment by 2040." EUGENE TRISKO: "Applying US Department of Commerce economic multipliers specific to the West Virginia mining sector, we estimate that the EPA carbon rule, and this is just the rule that's on the books today, would lead to the cumulative loss of $47 billion of state economic output, $11 billion of household income, and 229,000 job years of employment by 2040. A job year is one job held for one year. Even larger losses would occur if an extended Power Plan were adopted along the lines of the Paris Agreement. West Virginia state output could be reduced by a cumulative $60 billion by 2040 along with a $14 billion loss of household income. A total of 288,000 job years of employment would be lost. Clearly, West Virginia cannot afford such draconian economic impacts." Hearing to examine the local impacts of EPA's climate regulations US Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Logan, West Virginia October 5, 2016
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For our last day in Wales we went to an old coal mine to have a look around and get to the coal face. A very surreal experience and some very sad stories of life in a mine over the last 150 years. A great tourist attraction in south wales and totally free!
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