Keeping an open mine: Are President Trump’s policies reviving Pa.’s coal industry?
A new coal mine is opening soon in Pennsylvania. Are President Trump's energy policies to thank?Listen 12:45
For decades in Mahanoy City in northeastern Pennsylvania, coal was king. But as the industry has seen a decline, so has the city. Now there are plans to reopen a mine in nearby Mount Carmel. How much does the new mine have to do with the coal-loving culture of the city and how much does it have to do with President Trump’s promises to bring back the industry? On this episode of The Why, reporter Jen Kinney walks us through the ways the Trump administration has eased regulations and how that’s impacting the future of coal in Pennsylvania.
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