Don’t know the exact number either, but did see a chart recently that showed Arby’s employs more people than the coal industry. Preaching to the choir I realize, but the fact is that the coal industry isn’t a major player on the employment scene anymore. Now-I do realize that it affects certain communities disproportionally, but it has become little more than a political tool for the GOP.
Tell you what? You power your home with coal and drink water from the streams that are being polluted, and if you still want to repeal those laws that protect the rest of us I will listen. Too easy to line your own pockets while destroying someone else’s backyard.