Miners says coal jobs are coming back to Appalachia

President Trump scrapped key environmental regulations to boost the declining coal industry. Now miners in the Appalachian region of the US say the jobs are slowly coming back.

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

A faded sign welcomes drivers to Williamson, West Virginia, May 13, 2015.

During his election campaign, President Trump paid particular attention to coal miners who had lost their jobs. He promised to put them back to work. 

The US president signed an executive order in March scrapping key environmental regulations. The move, Trump says, makes the industry more competitive and brings back jobs.

TRT World's Zeina Awad went to Mingo County in West Virginia to speak with voters and to see how they feel 100 days into the Trump presidency.


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