withdrawing from the Paris climate accord. And again at a speech last week in Ohio. "Next week we're opening a big coal mine." And of course, he tweeted as well. "Congratulations! 'First New Coal Mine of Trump Era Opens in Pennsylvania' Breitbart, in a story entitled "Winning," quotes him as saying the opening is proof that he's keeping his campaign promise to produce jobs for miners.
Minors, too, if he can get those pesky child labor regulations reversed. That way little kids can go back to throwing lumps back into coal cars again. If they lose a few fingers like my grandfather did, well that's why they're born with 10.
But guess what? Do you want to know what Trump really had to do with the opening of the new Acosta mine in Somerset County?
Not a damn thing.
Construction on this mine actually began before the 2016 Presidential election. No federal funds or subsidies have been provided.In fact the sole source of public assistance is a $3 million grant from the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.
Also, the coal being mined is a far cry from the coal used to heat your home. It is metallurgical coal, used in the process of making steel and iron. Most of it will be shipped overseas instead of staying here and making America first.