BOOM: President Trump Just Saved 100’s Of Coal Miner’s Lives With Latest Announcement Out Of THIS State


The opening of the nation’s first new coal mine in recent memory is being heralded as a lifeline in the local economy by the good people in Pittsburgh.

Thank you President Trump!


Corsa Coal Company will operate the mine in Somerset County, Pa. – outside of Pittsburgh.

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Corsa CEO George Dethlefsen said the mine will bring a huge boost to the struggling local economy.


He praised Trump’s easing of regulations and encouragement for fossil fuel exploration.

Fox News reports that around 200 miners, business leaders and local politicians stood around tables covered in mining headgear and tablecloths labeled “Make Coal Great Again” as they overlooked a freshly dug coal pit located around 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.


The group was assembled for the opening of Corsa Coal Corp’s Acosta mine – the country’s newest mining operation – which will dig up metallurgical coal for use in a booming steel industry and is expected to generate up to 100 full-time jobs. Hundreds of job applications already have poured in.

Although many analysts have predicted a decline in coal extraction, the mine has been praised locally as an economic lifeline for a region hard hit by the decline in coal-fired power plants and – despite Corsa starting work on the mine last August – it’s been hailed by President Trump as proof that environmental deregulation will bring jobs to the struggling industry.

“When I campaigned for president I said that we would end the war on coal and put our incredible miners-that’s what you are you are incredible – back to work,” Trump said in a video played for the crowd gathered in Somerset County.

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Trump has made reversing the decades-long decline in coal mining the central tenet of his environmental policy – blaming federal regulations aimed at curbing planet-warming carbon emissions for job losses in the industry. The revival of the industry was one of Trump’s main talking points while on the stump last year and helped him win over working class voters in Pennsylvania’s coal country.

“The tone of government has completely changed,” Corsa CEO George Dethlefsen told Fox News. “Coal is no longer a four letter word.”

The news contrasts with Hillary Clinton’s message that she would “put a lot of coal miners out of work.”

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D), who endorsed Clinton, joined the mine company in watching a video message from Trump commemorating the occasion.

R.J. Harris, a longtime host on Harrisburg’s 580-WHP, said the mine opening is a “shot in the arm” for the Keystone economy.

Pennsylvania was once home to the world’s largest coal breaker, the St. Nicholas Breaker in Mahanoy City.

In its heyday, the breaker could process 12,000 tons of anthracite coal each day, according to the Allentown Morning Call.

Demolition began on the Schuylkill County behemoth in 2015 – a sign of the times in the coal region.

Harris said he is optimistic that Corsa’s mine opening is evidence that Trump can help turn the region’s economy around.

The mine will reportedly be producing metallurgical or bituminous coal – which is used in steel-making – while anthracite is the type often used in energy production.

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