President Trump, It’s Tough But Please Keep Your Promise To The Coal Country
Published – 02/28/2020 12:00 pm
Nowhere in America can the coal industry’s hurt be seen and felt more than in Appalachia.
The region’s economy revolves around coal, and more miners are losing their jobs each year. The controversial industry became a focal point of the 2016 election when President Trump made the return of coal jobs a central campaign promise, but the economics behind this suffering industry extend beyond policy and regulations.
VICE’s Isobel Yeung goes to the heart of coal country to see what it will take to save Appalachia.