My LTE in today’s Charleston Gazette
It’s all about profits for coal industry
In Ken Ward’s excellent story, “Mining The Mountains: Coal-backed studies evoke controversy,” coal industry public relations hacks say they are concerned about jobs and something called energy security. Never do they include corporate profits, and that is what it is all about.
The coal industry cares so much about jobs that they have since 1940 replaced over 100,000 of those jobs with machines and would eliminate all the jobs if they could design machines to replace the remaining coal miners at a dollar savings. It is about corporate profits, nothing else.