• Barack Obama - Key Events | Miller Center

    Barack Obama is elected president by defeating Senator John McCain with nearly 53 percent of the popular vote and 365 electoral votes (out of 538). On January 20, 2009, Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States. He was the first African American President in U.S ...

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  • Donald Trump: Coal Proposal Hurts Miners | Time

    Donald Trump has promised throughout his campaign to save the U.S. coal industry after years of bankruptcies and dwindling job prospects

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  • Awaiting Trump's coal comeback, miners reject retraining ...

    Coal miners in Pennsylvania are rejecting job training in other industries in hopes that President Donald Trump revives coal.

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  • E.P.A. Announces Repeal of Major Obama-Era Carbon Emissions ...

    Oct 08, 2017 · WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency announced on Tuesday that Scott Pruitt, the chief of the agency, had signed a measure to repeal President Barack Obama's signature policy to curb greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, setting up a bitter fight over the future of America's ...

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  • Trump signs bill undoing Obama coal mining rule | TheHill

    President Trump on Thursday signed legislation ending a key Obama administration coal mining rule. The bill quashes the Office of Surface Mining's Stream Protection Rule, a regulation to protect waterways from coal mining waste that officials finalized in December. The legislation is the second ...

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  • Trump administration to terminate Obama's climate plan: 'The ...

    Oct 08, 2017 · Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told coal miners in Kentucky on Monday that he will move to repeal a rule limiting greenhouse-gas emissions from existing power plants, assuring them, "The war against coal is over." Speaking at an event in Hazard, Ky., with Senate Majority ...

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  • Report: Coal miners union to endorse two West Virginia Dems

    The United Mine Workers of America also endorsed Democrat Conor Lamb in this month'

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  • Donald Trump Promises to Revive Coal Jobs But He Can't | Time

    President-elect Donald Trump promised repeatedly throughout his campaign that he would revive the coal industry, billing himself as the "last shot for the miners." And in traditional mining areas—think parts of West Virginia, Kentucky and Pennsylvania—Trump defeated rival Hillary Clinton by ...

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  • Ex-Con Makes Headway In WV GOP Race | The Daily Caller

    Mar 25, 2018 · A former coal tycoon who served a prison sentence for allegedly contributing to a mine disaster that killed several miners is slowly becoming the dark horse in West Virginia's crowded Republican Senate primary. Don Blankenship, the former CEO of Massey Energy, is among the top Republican ...

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  • Robert E. Murray - Wikipedia

    Robert E. Murray (born January 13, 1940) is chief executive officer of Murray Energy Corporation, a mining corporation based in St. Clairsville, Ohio. He is one of the largest independent operators of coal mines in the United States.

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  • Obama Kept His Promise, 83,000 Coal Jobs Lost | The Daily Caller

    Sep 04, 2016 · 'We're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business'

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  • Coal Mining Jobs Trump Would Bring Back No Longer Exist - The ...

    Mar 28, 2017 · Coal miners in Welch, W.Va., in Appalachia. The coal industry has been replacing workers with machines and explosives. Credit David Goldman/Associated Press

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  • No Matter What Trump Says, Coal Mining Jobs Are Not Returning ...

    May 04, 2016 · Some years back President Obama asked Steve Jobs when all those manufacturing jobs in China, where Apple products were being assembled, were going to return to the U.S. Jobs simply said that they're never coming back. And he was right. Electronics assembly is something that will either be done by ...

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  • Coal mine deaths rose under Trump after record lows in 2016 ...

    The number of coal mine jobs fell under former President Barack Obama but rose in the last year under Trump, who ran on an unorthodox promise to help bring back an industry that has been overshadowed by more environmentally-friendly energy sources.

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  • Obama EPA Issues Coal-Killing Rules To Cut Carbon ... - Forbes

    Jun 01, 2014 · Casualties of the plan? Coal miners and owners of coal-fired power plants. Don't expect their shares to sell off on today's rule revelation though — EPA has been telegraphing its plans for months, so the bad news is baked in.

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  • Supporting Coal Power Plant Workers Through Plant Closures

    With dozens of U.S. coal-fired units closing, workers who aren't ready for retirement will be seeking new employment.

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  • Awaiting Trump's coal comeback, miners reject retraining ...

    EMPTY SEATS . The Pennsylvania Department of Labor has received about $2 million since 2015 from the federal POWER program, an initiative of former President Barack Obama to help retrain workers in coal-dependent areas.

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  • Coal mining - Wikipedia

    Coal mining is the process of extracting coal from the ground. Coal is valued for its energy content, and, since the 1880s, has been widely used to generate electricity. Steel and cement industries use coal as a fuel for extraction of iron from iron ore and for cement production.

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  • Trump administration halts Obama-era rule aimed at curbing ...

    Apr 15, 2018 · A plume of exhaust extends from the Mitchell Power Station, a coal-fired power plant along the Monongahela River, 20 miles southwest of Pittsburgh, in 2013.

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  • Senate votes to block Obama coal rule | TheHill

    Senators voted 54-45 Thursday to kill an Obama administration coal mining rule, giving President Trump his first chance to formally take off the books an environmental rule from the previous administration.

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  • Coal industry says Trump's repeal of Obama-era rule saves ...

    A beleaguered coal industry is heaping praise on President Trump for scrapping the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan.

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  • Coal Mining Fatality Statistics: 1900-2013

    Federal enforcement agency responsible for the health and safety of the nation's miners.

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  • EPA chief Scott Pruitt tells coal miners he ... - Washington Post

    Apr 16, 2018 · Environmental Protection Agency Administrator told coal miners in Kentucky Monday he will move to repeal a rule limiting greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants.

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