So you are telling me if I want to make 6 figures risking my life as a coal miner to support my family and live a good financial life I can't because of a few deaths in a mine and the government said so? Anyone working in the industry knows the risk but loves the pay. Without the mining industry a few states and many county's would be devastated. I would argue the entire U.S. economy would go into a recession without coal/steel/iron ore/etc. Also, fracking isn't too healthy polluting waters so don't even start the argument that coal is so unsafe that it should be destroyed. It's a big joke. Obama is a joke. I am not a miner by the way but I did grow up in a neighborhood near mining.
The whole coal is dead and unsafe and should be banned is beyond overblown. Shorts need to come up with something else.