Coal miners union shows support for renewable energy
APRIL 21, 2021
The United Mine Workers of America has come out in favor of renewable energy , provided that miners can shift to well-paid jobs in that sector. The nation’s largest union representing coal miners has seen coal jobs drop by almost half over the last decade, as fossil fuels are phased out in favor of renewables. Cleaning up abandoned coal mines could provide additional jobs and improve public health and safety. Coal mining is a dangerous job, but well-compensated.