Unsustainable Legacy Costs
- Published: Thursday, 21 March 2013 20:41
U.S. voters elected President Obama for four more years and the coal industry’s hope for change in Washington were dashed. Domestic energy security was obviously not the highest priority for the majority. Dwelling on why is not helpful. Luke Popovich at the National Mining Association (NMA) sums it up well in his column this month (See Dateline Washington, p. 14) The U.S. coal industry needs to try and stay positive. At this point, U.S. coal operators have three strong talking points: an improving safety performance, record coal exports, and better market conditions on the horizon.