Skip to content
The Editors

Forget Coal. Help Coal Workers.

The government can't bring back mining jobs, but it can help the people who've lost them.
All hat.

All hat.

Photographer: Mark Lyons/Getty Images

When West Virginians vote in Tuesday's presidential primary, their choices will include Donald Trump, who promises to put coal miners back to work, and Hillary Clinton, who promises to put them out of business. It's not hard to see why Trump has a stronger claim on voters' sympathies.

Confronting Coal