State must pursue new technolgies
Rep. Alex Mooney is holding out false hope to the people of West Virginia.
Coal mining jobs in the U.S. now stand at 38,000; the lowest number in the past 125 years.
Coal can no longer compete with wind and solar in most of the U.S.; it peaked at 317,600 MW in 2011 and has declined every year since.
West Virginia would be smart in pursuing new technology such as electric vehicle production.
Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia are taking this route.
Progress is hard to overcome. AT&T had 350,000 telephone operators in the 1940’s, not counting the switchboard operators in business offices. Elevator operators mostly disappeared in the 1960s.