The President of the United States has promised his nation for numerous times that he will make sure America will become great again. One of the methods he intends to achieve this goal through is to open thousands of jobs for coal miners. However, the comedian John Oliver looked at facts to understand how likely things can get back to normal for the dying coal industry.
The Coal Industry Decline Started Before Obama Administration
As of recently, Donald Trump addressed the many opportunities coal can offer a nation as a pretext to end negotiations with the Paris agreement. On the other hand, John Oliver doesn’t believe that this material is as precious as the president portrays. Therefore, he asked Trump to offer his honesty to all coal miners in America.
Trump supporters have come to believe that it was the Barack Obama administration that is actually responsible for the decline of the coal industry. During his presidential years, Obama approved a series of legislations that served the purpose of regulating this area. However, John Oliver claimed that this market started its fall a decade ago. Therefore, the previous presidential administration was just following an already decisive trend.
Companies Prefer the Raw Force of Robots over Coal Miners
The agents that pushed this market away from the peak were a price decline in natural gas as well as the momentum renewable energy keeps building up. On top of that, there is also a larger contributor to this phenomenon that caught social extensions. Nowadays, hard work keeps losing its grasp on people as companies are introducing robots to carry on those tasks that require raw force.
“Trump needs to stop lying to coal miners. We all do.”
Therefore, the political apparatus played only a small part in the larger machinery that put the coal market on its knees. As a consequence, John Oliver stated that the President is not tackling the situation the right way. He needs to take all these factors that triggered degeneration into consideration and create a comprehensive plan to integrate coal miners in the labor market once again.
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