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MAGA!

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On September 19, 2018
Trump is definitely the savior for coal miners. Two days before his term ended, a member of the independent federal commission overseeing mine safety accused the Trump administration of an “unlawful” action that he warned could endanger the “lives of the nation’s miners.” Robert F. Cohen, whose term expired last month on the mine safety […]
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Drain That Swamp!

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On April 8, 2018
I know I am glad the Trump administration is cleaning up the incredibly corrupt Washington of the Obama years! On March 29, 2017, Robert Murray, the founder and owner of one of the country’s largest coal companies, was ushered into a conference room at the Department of Energy’s headquarters, in Washington, D.C., for a meeting […]
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On December 23, 1872, coal miners near Clearfield, Pennsylvania got into a fight with strikebreakers trying to mine coal during a strike. This minor moment in American labor history tells us a great deal about how miners defined their jobs and their rights in 1872, providing lessons to us today. In November 1872, the miners […]

That Pro-Coal Trump!

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On November 17, 2017

Meet your newly confirmed Mine Safety and Health Administration head David Zatezalo: The coal mining company run by President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the nation’s top mining regulator has alr

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This is the grave of Sid Hatfield. Likely born in Pike County, Kentucky in 1893, though some claim 1891, Hatfield was a coal miner and a tough, certainly not unlike many people in his area along the Kentucky-West Virginia border and certainly not unlike other members of his family, who were the Hatfields in the […]
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