I grew up in Appalachian coal country. My. Grandfather worked in the mines and his health suffered for it. My grandmother did other people’s laundry and took on boarders so their young family could survive. Tennessee Ernie Ford’s “Sixteen Tons” describes the circumstances: “...another day older and deeper in debt...I owe my soul to the company store.” Despite fearless leader’s pronouncements regarding Clean Coal, it is a dying industry in which many men and boys have lost their lives and few have led lives out of poverty. Focus on renewable, sustainable sources of energy instead. Retrain the workforce. Hold the industry to emissions standards that will improve our quality of life. These plants have had time to comply with reasonable, life saving regulations. Have you ever seen the ecological results of acid rain?