Trump Promised To Save Coal. Now A Large West Virginia Coal Mine Is Closing.

The latest news from West Virginia reveals that President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to save coal isn’t going so well.

WKYT reports:

“A West Virginia coal mine that employs about 400 workers is closing after a deal to sell it fell through.

Gov. Jim Justice issued a statement saying the closing of the Pinnacle Mine in Wyoming County will displace a lot of miners. He says he is hopeful the mine ‘has not seen its last days.’

WVVA reports workers at the mine, which is owned by Mission Coal, said this week negotiations to sell the mine fell through. The mine is the largest employer in Wyoming County after the school system. Workers were moving equipment out of the mine this week, a sure sign of its imminent closure.”

For the rest of the story, visit WKYT here.

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