Remember how plainly he spoke

“Still, coal’s long-term outlook is poor, less because of environmental regulations than market forces, including competition from natural gas and increasingly cost-effective renewable sources. Loosening environmental laws won’t make coal cheaper than natural gas, and it certainly won’t make it cleaner.”

 

Wrong Message, Wrong Coal Mine
Editorial, The New York Times

 

Graphic by Rafael Barker


 


 

Remember how plainly he spoke
That he’d rescue the blue-collar folk?
Now the miners and truckers
And factory workers
Are the butt of a billionaire’s joke.

© 2017 Colleen Anderson

 


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