Trump’s promises to Illinois coal mine workers doesn’t compute because of mechanization and markets, yet many still hope he will bring the industry to its former glory.
MOVE COMMUNITIES BEYOND COAL • COAL COSTS ILLINOIS • JOIN A DELEGATION The story of coal mining in Illinois is, as it is in most places across the country and the globe, a story of continuing booms and busts. Economies dependent on coal once thrived during booms, but today’s method of mining relies more on machines than miners, […]
Benld, once a thriving coal-mining town, is sinking. Pam Richart said a 5% tax on the value of coal could be used to repair and replace infrastructure.