Donald Trump is putting the lives and welfare of the American population at risk trying to save an industry that is dying, if not already dead. Coal is a dead industry because of renewable energy and cheap natural gas, not the Paris Climate Accord.
If Trump wants to do something to help the coal miners, he should stop trying to do away with the health-care system that is treating black lung disease, chronic malnutrition of the miners’ children, and the opioid addiction epidemic that is prevalent with coal miners.
Trump’s actions are bad; what is worse is the almost total lack of action by the Republican members of Congress. They could stop the decimation of health care, stop the erosion of the image the United States presents to the rest of the world, and enact veto-proof legislation that would restore the responsibilities the United States should be embracing under the Paris Climate Accord.
George Burman, Fresno