Chart of the Day: Coal Mining in America

❝ OK, here’s a post with an image in it. And what better way than to visually deconstruct a Trump administration lie? Here is EPA chief Scott Pruitt this weekend:

Since the fourth quarter of last year until most recently, we’ve added almost 50,000 jobs in the coal sector. In the month of May alone, almost 7,000 jobs.

❝ And here’s the truth:

The actual increase since October is 1,700 jobs. But hey, that’s “almost” 50,000 jobs…

Not certain which strays furthest from truth and reality. Deliberate lies from thugs like Pruitt and his boss — or the self-delusion of Trump chumps, the folks who voted him into office and accept this crap as gospel.

One thought on “Chart of the Day: Coal Mining in America

  1. Molly Maguire says:

    “‘Coal is dead’ and oil faces ‘peak demand,’ says world’s largest investment group : BlackRock investment group, with $5 trillion in assets, is bullish on electric cars and renewables.” https://thinkprogress.org/coal-is-dead-692729aa910d “The Trump administration’s false coal stats, explained” http://www.hcn.org/articles/epa-chief-pruitt-dispenses-false-coal-job-stats “What really happened to coal?” https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/what-really-happened-to-coal/2017/06/07/74b3d1aa-4b90-11e7-9669-250d0b15f83b_story.html “The White House Exaggerated the Growth of Coal Jobs by About 5,000 Percent” https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/06/pruitt-epa-coal-jobs-exaggerate/529311/
    Meanwhile: “Federal mine safety officials said Thursday they are launching a voluntary training initiative in response to a recent string of coal-mining deaths, including four in West Virginia.
    The Mine Safety and Health Administration announced the program during a meeting at the agency’s training academy outside of Beckley, and it assured company officials that the plan isn’t intended as an enforcement effort.
    “This is not an inspection,” said Tim Watkins, MSHA’s deputy administrator for coal mine safety and health. “It’s not an investigation. It’s simply, we’re reaching out to the operators with this initiative.” http://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/20170608/msha-launches-voluntary-training-initiative-after-coal-deaths

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