The People of America

Tennessee

Restoring coal mining jobs in America is probably impossible

Will the Trump administration be able to put American coal miners back to work? It may be more than difficult; closer to impossible. … Jeff Hammond, a native of West Virginia has worked for the coal industry for much of his life. Most of time he has worked on the surface, not down in the dark deep, shafts. He is an electrician trained by the Navy. He has lung problems because coal was dumped in piles on the surface when miners brought it up from underground. Coal dust was constantly in the air, he says…. When the coal mines were shut down in their home state, Jeff and Patti Hammond left the ghost towns of West Virginia and moved to Tennessee… Click image to read more…