I live in South Eastern Kentucky where coal mining is one of the biggest work industries around. There has been a lot controversy lately over what should be done about it? I was just wanting to see what people from other parts of the country thought about it.Answer Question
I live in Central KY.. Coal is a big industry and many families would be left with no income at all if it were shut down. Though it is a dangerous profession with big risk like black lung or the mine collapsing killing or trapping the minors inside it.. but I guess no more dangerous that being a fireman, police man, pilot , etc. I personally think they liberals and EPA are going after the coal industry for their ownagenda . shutting it down will cause taxes to be raised, electric and natural gas to sky high.. it will not make things better and certainly not for those families that rely it for the sole source income.
Answer by Anonymous at 2:16 PM on Apr. 18, 2010
BlainesMommy, my husband is from Eastern Kentucky, too. His father was a coal miner as was his father, uncle, etc... His family has also mined coal in Indiana and Ohio over the years.. I understand the importance the industry has on certain areas. I also understand the importance coal plays in keeping utility costs low for millionsof Americans. There IS more environmentally friend coal utilization/methods out there. But the reality is no one wants to pay for them.
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