Government talks up brown coal jobs

Government talks up brown coal jobs The idea of coal as an energy source has grown stronger over the past 15 years. In that time, the number of coal jobs grew by 21 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy's Occupational Employment Statistics. The industry adds more than 4.3 million new jobs every year—meaning that in 2016, it added almost half a million jobs. Some politicians, though, say the industry should be taxed to help pay for it, like Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. They claim…Více …