Cecil Roberts Will Discuss The Futute Of The Coal Industry

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Cecil Roberts Will Discuss The Futute Of The Coal Industry
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Mine Workers Pres. Cecil Roberts Address and News Conference National Press Club Wed., Sept. 4, 10 a.m. Eastern Will Discuss the Futute of the Coal Industry, Jobs, Pensions, Climate Change, the Green New Deal and the 2020 Presidential Campaigns

WASHINGTON — On the Wednesday after Labor Day, Sept. 4, at a 10 a.m. ET at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker, the International President of the United Mine Workers of America, Cecil Roberts, will discuss the future of the coal industry and the jobs outlook for coal producing regions if climate change legislation and initiatives such as “The Green New Deal,” “Keep it in the Ground,” or Michael Bloomberg’s campaign to close every coal-fired power plant in the United States are implemented. With the passage of a carbon tax, for example, according to a UMWA analysis, some two million direct jobs in 14 energy-intensive industries would be at immediate risk, along with seven million indirect jobs.