Later, 7:03 p.m. Central Time: okay, maybe I was wrong. Even under Trump we will get training programs. Link here. If the link is broken: Pikeville, KY; small start-up company; Bit Source, Inc.; teaching laid-off coal miners (and others) software coding.
President Trump lauded the opening of the nation's first new coal mine in recent memory.But the reason I posted the link is because a sharp-eyed reader noted a huge error in the linked article, below the fold, which I had not read (I probably would have missed it anyway). See if you can spot the error.
Corsa Coal Company will operate the mine in Somerset County, Pa. - outside of Pittsburgh.
Corsa CEO George Dethlefsen said the mine will be a boon to the struggling local economy. He praised Trump's easing of regulations and encouragement for fossil fuel exploration.
[News reporter] said the news contrasts with Hillary Clinton's message that she would "put a lot of coal miners out of work."
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D), who endorsed Clinton, joined the mine company in watching a video message from Trump commemorating the occasion.
Later, June 19, 2017: if you did not spot the error, this story provides a huge hint.
He’s right about that. Just days after the event, progressives on Twitter slammed the mine, comparing the opening of an energy-supplying coal pit to the launching a VCR factory in the digital age. In their minds, it’s a waste of time.
And the response from the people of Acosta? Stop treating other Americans like the enemy.
They also point out that the criticism is wildly misinformed. The coal from this mine is not going to be used for energy — instead, it will be used for the production of steel for the next 15 years. (According to the World Steel Association, coal is used to make 70 percent of the steel today.)
Every single one of us relies on steel in our daily lives. It’s found in our cars, bikes and public transportation. Those wind turbines so loved by environmentalists? Made of steel. The utensils we use to eat? Steel. Medical devices used to save lives? Steel.