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Can West Virginia's coal jobs come back?
 
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US President Donald Trump promised to bring back mining jobs, and in the first months since his election hiring at coal mines across West Virginia has seen an uptick, but the industry's long term future looks less certain.
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Trump's 100 Days: Miners says coal jobs are back
 
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President Trump paid special attention to miners who lost their jobs during his election campaign, and he repeatedly promised to put them back to work. He signed an executive order in March scrapping key environmental regulations, he says, to make industry more competitive and bring back jobs. TRT World's Zeina Awad went to Mingo county in West Virginia before the election to speak with voters and now, 100 days in, she has returned to see how they feel. Subscribe: http://trt.world/subscribe Livestream: http://trt.world/ytlive Facebook: http://trt.world/facebook Twitter: http://trt.world/twitter Instagram: http://trt.world/instagram Visit our website: http://trt.world
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Trump Still Thinks Coal Is The Future As Thousands Of Miners Lose Jobs
 
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Several coal companies announced this week that their financial situations have deteriorated so badly that they will be filing for bankruptcy and likely cutting thousands of jobs. Trump swore that he would “save” the coal industry from the so-called War on Coal that Obama launched, but that entire War on Coal was a myth, and what’s really killing the coal industry is a lack of demand. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.   Link – https://www.salon.com/2019/07/03/trump-said-hed-save-coal-two-more-producers-go-bankrupt-with-1800-jobs-lost/ Become a member today!: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWIEbibRcZav6xMLo9qWWw/join Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/theringoffire Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/ Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com *This transcript was generated by a third-party transcription software company, so please excuse any typos. Donald Trump ran for president as the guy that was going to save the struggling coal industry that has ever since the year 2012 been shedding jobs and losing money like crazy. But in 2016, Donald Trump in numerous different speeches and campaign pitches told us that he was going to save coal. He was going to reverse the Obama administration's alleged war on coal that had apparently been waged for eight years now about that war on coal. Though, you know, before I get into the issue here, for many, many years, I was writing for d smog Desmog Blog and uh, every couple months I would have to do a story about this alleged war on coal and how it didn't exist and how you even had CEOs of coal companies admitting it didn't exist. How Obama was actually pretty damn friendly to the coal companies. And the fact that that had nothing to do with the coal industry's decline. You know, his clean power plan is not what contributed to coal companies declined. What contributed to it. I wrote about this years ago and we're finally starting to see some of the various severe impacts of it is decreased global demand and domestic demand for coal. Everybody's moving on. Coal has been burned as a source of fuel and energy in this country for well over 200 years. And finally starting just a few years ago, the public started to wake up. They realized one that we can't deny the reality of climate change anymore. We can't deny the science, but most importantly there's better sources of energy out there that aren't going to kill us either trying to mine it or by burning it and then we're good. And then suddenly the whole world woke up and said, you know what? Maybe it's time to get off coal. 200 years is enough, especially considering all the energy advancements that have happened in those 200 years, and that's what's killing the coal companies. But back to the main issue here, and we'll get back to that part in a moment. This week, two massive coal companies announced that they were filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy, which puts close to 2000 jobs. In this country at risk of being cut. And let's be honest, those roughly 2000 jobs will be lost within the next 12 months. These companies are hundreds of millions of dollars in debt. The two companies are Black Jewel LLC and Revolution Energy LLC in West Virginia and Wyoming. #rof #trofire #theringoffire #progressivenews
Views: 84412 The Ring of Fire
The Rise and Fall of Coal in McDowell County, West Virginia
 
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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.
Views: 57474 Travis Dewitz
Hillary Clinton's coal industry comment backfires on her
 
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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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Moving the miner
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CATASTROPHIC: Obama climate reg to cost West Virginia $47 BILLION, 229,000 job years
 
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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
When Jobs Disappear: A Coal Miner's Story
 
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This film takes us to Harlan County, Kentucky, where coal mining was once a boom industry. Since peaking in 2008, coal production has decreased by 54%, leaving people like Brandon Pierson without many job opportunities. This piece shows the struggles of a former coal mining town and how Brandon is able to succeed through education and loyalty to his home town.
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Blackhawk Mining announces layoffs; around 200 jobs lost
 
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Blackhawk Mining announces layoffs; around 200 jobs lost
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Reclaiming Iowa's abandoned coal mine lands
 
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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.
Views: 1931 Iowa Outdoors
US miners cautious of Trump's coal promises
 
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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
Views: 497 AP Archive
McKinley to Moniz: What do we tell the 2,200 coal miner families who lost their jobs?
 
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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.
Views: 131 Rep. David McKinley
A remote county in the midst of presidential election
 
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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?
Views: 3125 New China TV
Opioids Wiping Out Former Coal County
 
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McDowell County, West Virginia was once a bustling community and known as “the billion-dollar coal field.” But as the coal mining jobs disappeared and people moved away, opioids began to take hold. Now, McDowell County is facing one of the highest rates of opioid deaths in the nation. Correspondent Jessica Gomez traveled to West Virginia to take a look.
Views: 882 Matter of Fact
OSM expects its rulemaking to trim 7,000 coal mining jobs in 22 states
 
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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 Said He Would Save Coal Industry Jobs. He Didn't Save These 700 (HBO)
 
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President Trump has announced that the Unites States would pull out of the Paris Climate Accord. One of the motivations behind this decision was the potential to keep a major campaign promise: bringing jobs back to coal country. But the demand for coal is already drying up. Paris may be out, but so is coal. Despite President Trump’s plan to revive the coal industry, 255 coal plants have closed or have announced their closure since 2010. Two of these plants are in the Trump strong hold of Adams County, Ohio, where the J.M. Stuart Station and the Killen Station are scheduled to close next year. These plants are responsible for some 700 jobs in the small community of 28,000 people. While that may not seem like much, 700 jobs translates to about $35 million in salaries and $9 million in property taxes, or roughly $50 million of the county’s economy. Local leaders are trying to figure out how to prevent decades of economic instability and recovery after the plants are shut down. This segment originally aired June 1, 2017, on VICE News Tonight on HBO. 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
Views: 84827 VICE News
Is Waiting for Coal Jobs a Mistake?
 
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President Trump has repeatedly promised to bring back coal jobs, and as a result, some miners are holding off on retraining programs. But is there a future for coal? We speak to economist Bob Pollin of PERI Visit http://therealnews.com for more stories and help support our work by donating at http://therealnews.com/donate.
Views: 2369 The Real News Network
Coal country afraid Trump will repeal black lung benefits...
 
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Former coal miners and their families in Kentucky, who voted for Donald Trump, are worried that the President-elect will repeal Obamacare, and the benefits for black lung that come with it.
Views: 25225 CNN Business
Demand for coal down as coal miners' families pay the price
 
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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.
Views: 255 Te Karere TVNZ
Miner's Helper LLC Coal Mine Arm at the 2007 Bluefield WV Coal Show
 
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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
Views: 1213 MrTomSlickster
BROKEN PROMISE: Coal Jobs Still Disappearing
 
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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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Miners Cautious of Trump's Coal Comeback Promise
 
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(21 Nov 2016) Nats of coal being dropped THE PROMISE OF BRINGING BACK COAL IS HOW DONALD TRUMP WON OVER COAL COUNTRY. COMMUNITIES HERE FED UP WITH BEING ON THE LOSING END. SOUNDBITE (English) Roger Prater, Miner "Lost my home, vehicle, everything. Lost my family, everything," WEST VIRGINIA MINER ROGER PRATER WAS LAID OF 20 MONTHS AGO AND ONLY RECENTLY RETURNED TO WORK. BUT WITH MORE MINES CLOSING, THE INDUSTRY REMAINS IN STEADY DECLINE. SOUNDBITE (English) Greg Blankenship, Miner, "There's homes for sale. There's vehicles been re-possessed, actually its sad to say homes are burning right now, people can't pay for them and they can't afford for their credit to go down. So it's bad." LAST YEAR... THERE WERE ONLY 66,000 JOBS NATIONALLY, THE FEWEST SINCE COUNTING BEGAN IN 1978. SOUNDBITE (English) Dave Bettcher, Superintendent, Wolf Mountain Coal Company "You can only pray that he 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. " TRUMP VOWED TO UNDO LOOMING FEDERAL REGULATIONS HE SAID WOULD DRIVE THE COAL INDUSTRY UNDER. CONCERNED ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE, THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IMPOSED A MORATORIUM ON NEW LEASE SALES AS THEY WAIT FOR A THREE YEAR REVIEW OF THE FEDERAL COAL PROGRAM. MINES OUT WEST WOULD GAIN THE MOST UNDER A TRUMP ADMINISTRATION BECAUSE OF THE HUGE RESERVES BENEATH PUBLIC LANDS, INCLUDING IN MONTANA. SOUNDBITE (English) Dave Bettcher, Superintendent, Wolf Mountain Coal Company "A lot of American lives depend on it. A lot of jobs." BUT IF TRUMP RESCINDS THE MORATORIUM... BURNING THE RESERVES WOULD UNLEASH AN ESTIMATED 3.4 BILLION TONS OF CARBON DIOXIDE.. THAT'S ABOUT A YEARS WORTH OF EMISSIONS FROM 700 MILLION CARS ACCORDING TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY. 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 will continue to take action on climate change." INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES EXPECT CONTINUED PRESSURE TO REDUCE CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS REGARDLESS OF WHO'S IN THE WHITE HOUSE. THAT'S WHY TALK OF A RECOVERY IS MEASURED... BUT TRUMP HAS ALREADY DELIVERED SOMETHING THAT'S BEEN MISSING FOR YEARS... HOPE. MARINA HUTCHINSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/d935f57185569ecdf71ee80ddbda0a1b Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Pinnacle Mine is idle, future is uncertain for hundreds of coal miners
 
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2:00 Saturday, Oct. 6 2018 UPDATE: Bobby Bowman, President of United Mine Workers of America Local 1713 tells 59 News those working in Pinnacle Mine have not been laid off yet. He explained miners will lose their jobs in the coming weeks after the work of moving equipment is complete.
Views: 67 59 News
Coal Miners Are Dying Of Black Lung — A Kentucky Law Could Make It Harder To Claim Benefits (HBO)
 
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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
Views: 384430 VICE News
As coal jobs left, this Appalachian arts and culture institution gave residents reasons to stay
 
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The Appalachian Film Workshop was started in Kentucky in the 1960s to foster new technical skills and give people a way to tell their own stories of their home. Now known simply as Appalshop, their mission has extended far beyond filmmaking, with a renewed focus on the ways art and culture can stimulate a local economy. Jeffrey Brown reports.
Views: 1951 PBS NewsHour
Coal miners’ much-needed health care collides with budget showdown
 
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Seventy years ago, President Truman forged a deal where coal companies and the union agreed to fund lifelong health care pensions. The government never intended to pay for these benefits, but Congress has become a funder of last resort. Now some 22,000 retired union miners and their widows will lose their health care if Congress doesn't act. Lisa Desjardins reports from West Virginia.
Views: 5723 PBS NewsHour
Ky. coal town suffers amid natural gas boom
 
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The increase in natural gas production has had a devastating impact on coal country, forcing many miners to seek employment elsewhere. Eastern Kentucky has lost 42 percent of its mining jobs, and Jeff Glor reports from one of the hardest-hit towns.
Views: 3976 CBS News
The Last Mountain
 
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In the valleys of Appalachia, a battle is being fought over a mountain. It is a battle with severe consequences that affect every American, regardless of their social status, economic background or where they live. It is a battle that has taken many lives and continues to do so the longer it is waged. It is a battle over protecting our health and environment from the destructive power of Big Coal. The mining and burning of coal is at the epicenter of America's struggle to balance its energy needs with environmental concerns. Nowhere is that concern greater than in Coal River Valley, West Virginia, where a small but passionate group of ordinary citizens are trying to stop Big Coal corporations, like Massey Energy, from continuing the devastating practice of Mountain Top Removal. The citizens argue the practice of dynamiting the mountain's top off to mine the coal within pollutes the air and water, is responsible for the deaths of their neighbors and spreads pollution to other states. Yet, regardless of evidence supporting these claims, Big Coal corporations repeat the process daily in the name of profit. Massive profit allows Big Coal to wield incredible financial influence over lobbyists and government officials in both parties, rewrite environmental protection laws, avoid lawsuits and eliminate more than 40,000 mining jobs, all while claiming to be a miner's best friend. As our energy needs increase, so does Big Coal's control over our future. This fact and a belief that America was founded on the democratic principal that no individual or corporation owns the air and water and we all share the responsibility of protecting it, drives these patriotic citizens and their supporters from outside of Appalachia, like Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., to keep fighting.A passionate and personal tale that honors the extraordinary power of ordinary Americans when they fight for what they believe in, THE LAST MOUNTAIN shines a light on America's energy needs and how those needs are being supplied. It is a fight for our future that affects us all. Written, directed and produced by Bill Haney, an award-winning documentary filmmaker and founder and president of the eco-housing start-up, Blu Homes, THE LAST MOUNTAIN was co-written and edited by Peter Rhodes and produced by Clara Bingham and Eric Grunebaum. Narrated by William Sadler, the film features original music by composer Claudio Ragazzi and includes the song "Your Control" by Crooked Fingers and Neko Case. Category:
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Coal Miner Killed On Job In West Virginia
 
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A coal miner has died in West Virginia, the sixth mining fatality in the state this year.
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UK Coal miners face job losses
 
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Search Results News for UK Coal miners face job losses UK's last deep pit coal mines hit by closure threat The Guardian ‎- 7 hours ago Two of Britain's three remaining deep pit coal mines face closure in the next 18 months with the loss of more than 1,300 jobs under plans ... 700 jobs face axe as Yorkshire pit closes in UK Coal survival bid Yorkshire Evening Post‎ - 14 hours ago Deep pit coal mines face closure expressandstar.com‎ - 12 hours ago More news for UK Coal miners face job losses BBC News - UK Coal miners face job losses www.bbc.com/news/business-26862745‎ 8 hours ago - The UK's largest coal producer, UK Coal, is to cut 1300 jobs and two mines as it battles to stave off insolvency. UK Coal Miners Face Job Losses - Videos - Boston.com www.boston.com/news/world/.../coal-miners-face-job-losses/.../video.html 6 hours ago - The UK's largest coal producer, UK Coal, is to cut 1300 jobs and two mines as it battles to stave off insolvency. BBC News - UK Coal miners face job losses www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-26862745‎ The UK's largest coal producer, UK Coal, is to cut 1300 jobs and two mines as it battles to stave off insolvency. BBC News - UK Coal mines face closures as insolvency threatens www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-26849671‎ 15 hours ago - UK Coal could close both its deep mines within two years with the loss of 1300 jobs as it fights to stave off insolvency. VIDEO: UK Coal miners face job losses News BBC News UK www.news.nom.co/video-uk-coal-miners-face-job-8726656-news/‎ 7 hours ago - The UK's largest coal producer, UK Coal, is to cut 1300 jobs and two mines as it battles to stave off insolvency., News from BBC News news. VIDEO: UK Coal miners face job losses | Daily News www.dailynewz.net/news/video-uk-coal-miners-face-job-losses‎ 9 hours ago - The UK's largest coal producer, UK Coal, is to cut 1300 jobs and two mines as it battles to stave off insolvency.... VIDEO: UK Coal miners face job losses - BBC News - UK - 2nd April ... www.news-cloud.co.uk/.../04/.../VideoUkCoalMinersFaceJobLosses.html‎ VIDEO: UK Coal miners face job losses. BBC News - UK - 02/04/2014 23:37. Find More Stories Like This | Share on Facebook - Share on Twitter ... VIDEO: UK Coal miners face job losses | USWebDaily.com Follows ... uswebdaily.com/news2/video-uk-coal-miners-face-job-losses‎ 8 hours ago - The UK's largest coal producer, UK Coal, is to cut 1300 jobs and two mines as it battles to stave off insolvency.... VIDEO: UK Coal miners face job losses : BBCBusiness - Inagist inagist.com/all/451487553628426241/ 8 hours ago - VIDEO: UK Coal miners face job losses http://t.co/OXsewuuoEA by BBCBusiness 451487553628426241. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next
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Blair Mountain, WV: The West Virginia Mine Wars
 
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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.
Views: 36370 iLoveMountainsOrg
The Collapse of Coal
 
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American coal is in crisis. Production is down. Mining companies have declared bankruptcy. So how did America's coal industry get in this situation? And what will happen to America's coal communities? Inside Energy and The Allegheny Front teamed up to look at the collapse of coal.
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FNN: Trump and Miners Speak As POTUS Signs Bill Undoing Obama's Coal Mining Rule
 
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Brought to you by Desert Diamond: http://ddcaz.com (AP) President Donald Trump has put the brakes on a regulation blocking coal mining debris from being dumped into nearby streams. Trump called the regulation a "job-killing rule" before he signed a measure to overturn it. Lawmakers from coal-mining states stood close by, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. and Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. Several coal miners and energy company executives also attended the White House signing ceremony. Republicans and some Democrats argued that the rule could eliminate thousands of coal-related jobs. They said the rule also ignored dozens of existing federal, state and local regulations. The Interior Department said in December when it announced the rule that 6,000 miles of streams and 52,000 acres of forests would be protected.
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Kennedy in WV
 
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This is John F. Kennedy, speaking to West Virginians about the effects of technology ("automation") on its coal-based economy. The mining industry lost something like 65,000 jobs from 1950 to 1960, largely due to mechanization in the mines. Kennedy won the 1960 Democratic primary in West Virginia by a landslide.
Views: 827 Topper Sherwood
Real Time with Bill Maher  March 16, 2018 HBO Hillary Clinton and West Virginia Coal miners
 
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Bill Maher explains how Hillary Clinton was correct about West Virginia coal mining even though the coal miners want to stay in those mines.
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Putting Coal Miners Back to Work – Through Solar Power
 
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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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Taylor Made "West Virginia Underground"
 
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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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Why Trump Is Unlikely to 'Open the Mines' as Promised
 
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Donald Trump promised he'd bring back mining jobs in rallies across coal country. But experts say those jobs aren't coming back. Trump blames goverment regulation for shuttering coal mines, but experts say the natural gas industry drove coal out of business. It's cleaner, cheaper--and removing regulations will only make extracting cheap natural gas easier. Increased fracking, more pipelines, all of this will be in direct competition with the coal industry. Although experts agree that it would be impossible to bring jobs back without a time machine, Robert Murray, who owns the largest private mine in America, has met with Trump on how to prevent any more jobs in coal from being lost. Murray believes that coal can compete with gas with fewer regulations, but has advised the President to soften his promises in regards to bringing jobs back. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trump-promised-open-mines-here-s-why-unlikely-n716141?cid=public-rss_20170212 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Vote It using http://wochit.com
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Three rescued from West Virginia mine
 
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(13 Dec 2018) Three people missing since last weekend were found alive Wednesday and rescued from an underground coal mine in southern West Virginia, authorities said. TV news video later showed them emerging from an ambulance as friends and family cheered. (Dec. 13) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Website: https://apnews.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP Facebook: https://facebook.com/APNews Google+: https://plus.google.com/115892241801867723374 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/ ​ You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/a2ac63b4decbb76cfb287bff5c8c2b24
Views: 1077 Associated Press
Despite Trump's more lenient emissions rules, coal industry faces uphill battle
 
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President Trump is keeping a signature pledge to roll back environmental regulations as part of his goal of boosting the coal industry. His new Affordable Clean Energy rule favors incremental improvements and grants discretion to individual states to determine whether their coal-fired power plants require upgrades. Amna Nawaz talks to The Washington Post’s Juliet Eilperin about what happens next. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe
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Impact of Trump administration deregulation on the coal industry
 
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Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, and Benson Waller, coal miner, on the Trump administration making deregulation a priority, tensions with Saudi Arabia over the missing Saudi columnist and the migrant caravan head toward the U.S. border with Mexico.
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Fix the Restrooms at the Homestead Community Center in West Virginia
 
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For 80 years the Homestead School and community center has been the beating heart of the Tygart Valley Homestead community in Randolph County, WV. Created by Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal program to provide housing and work for unemployed coal miners and others who lost their jobs in the Great Depression, the community helped people gain home ownership through sweat equity. Descendants of many of the original Homesteaders still live in the community today, and have for years supported the school through our Tygart Valley Homestead Association. The unique architecture and historic importance of the community led to its being listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004 as “Tygart Valley Homesteads Historic District.” Declining enrollment and budgetary problems resulted in deferring much needed upkeep, and eventually led to the County Board of Education placing the Homestead School on its closure list. The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia in 2016 named the school a significant Endangered Property .A determined community effort led by the Tygart Valley Homestead Association convinced the Board of Education to rescind the closure decision, but shortly after this victory a freak windstorm damaged the school building to the point that the school system determined it was no longer safe for student occupancy. This was a major setback, but we of the Tygart Valley Homestead Association didn’t give up, and convinced the powers that be to turn the building over to us for a token payment. They managed to raise enough money to get the roof fixed, and have done major upgrades to the school’s electrical system, but now are faced with a daunting project: bringing the school building back up to standard so it can continue to serve as a community center. The number one item on our priority list is to bring the restrooms up to modern standards – some of the 80 year old original fixtures are still in place. It’s hard to invite people to use our facility when the bathrooms look like this. If the sinks and toilets could be fixed and repaired, that would be what we would try to do. But the fixtures are so outdated, parts for them are no longer available. Please help us to raise funds for this special project by visiting gofundme.com/homesteadcommunitycenter
Coal Miners Wife Supports Clean Coal Technology
 
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Outside of a political rally in St. Clairsville, Ohio a coal miners wife expresses her support for clean coal technology.
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Williamson Learning Journey 2016: Community Perspectives
 
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ABOUT THE WILLIAMSON LEARNING JOURNEY Impact Experience brought together 22 leading impact investors, entrepreneurs, and universities—alongside community stakeholders—to develop a regional economic transition strategy and connect local leaders to global networks of talent and capital. Over four days, our group of 22 leaders came together to form an economic diversification strategy and commit to actionable next steps. OUTCOMES Workforce Development: Retrain laid off mine workers for new economy jobs and retool reclaimed coal mines (300,000 acres in WV) for economic diversification opportunities. Collaborators include a national $600M venture investor, leading $400M solar company, regional redevelopment authority, award-winning WV social entrepreneur. Health and Wellness: Seeded creation of a Center of Excellence for integrated rural health, anchored by Williamson Health and Wellness (WHWC), a clinic recognized nationally by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Potential to create new revenue streams for WHWC and synergize several local assets: diabetes interventions, fitness culture, trail systems, tourism. ABOUT WILLIAMSON Williamson, West Virginia was fighting for its survival in the wake of the coal crisis. In the past four years, the county had lost more than 2,000 jobs, more than 25% of its workforce. On top of that, the community was battling some of the highest rates of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and opioid abuse in the country. Dr. Donovan Beckett, CEO of Williamson Health and Wellness Center, reached out to us bring a Learning Journey to Williamson. Williamson Health and Wellness had done amazing work building a "Culture of Health," and were nationally recognized for their work by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the White House. But they needed a partner who could help accelerate the linkage between healthy communities and vibrant economic development.
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Coal Miners Get Look of Fear on Faces when Told of Obama's EPA Mine Shutdown
 
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Coal Miners Get Look of Fear on Faces when Told of Obama's EPA Mine Shut Down
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*Love and Remembrance Coal Miners.wmv Connie Helton
 
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This video lists some of the WORST COAL MINING DISASTERS IN THE UNITED STATES from 1907 to present. "Giving honor where honor is due." Soundtrack from song: "DO YOU SUPPOSE" used in this video was written by: Connie Helton --- Copyright 2010 All Rights Restricted.
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Rescuers Racing Against Time To Find 3 People Trapped In West Virginia Mine | NBC Nightly News
 
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Crews are pumping out water and pumping in air as families hold out hope that their loved ones make it out alive after being in the mine for over three days. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver compelling, diverse and engaging news stories. NBC News Digital features NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com, TODAY.com, Nightly News, Meet the Press, Dateline, and the existing apps and digital extensions of these respective properties. We deliver the best in breaking news, live video coverage, original journalism and segments from your favorite NBC News Shows. Connect with NBC News Online! Visit NBCNews.Com: http://nbcnews.to/ReadNBC Find NBC News on Facebook: http://nbcnews.to/LikeNBC Follow NBC News on Twitter: http://nbcnews.to/FollowNBC Follow NBC News on Instagram: http://nbcnews.to/InstaNBC Rescuers Racing Against Time To Find 3 People Trapped In West Virginia Mine | NBC Nightly News
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