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“If it's been this way for a hundred years, why would we change it now?"

Cliff Green, a mechanic at the Black Butte Coal mine in Kemmerer, Wyo., regarding his belief in the resiliency of the coal industry despite the push toward renewable energies. Green was laid off just a few weeks before Christmas last year, which has been a common trend in the industry. Eleven coal power plants in Wyoming are set to be decommissioned or converted to natural gas in the next 15 years. (NPR — March 28, 2024)
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