(FOX NEWS) — President Trump lauded the opening of the nation’s first new coal mine in recent memory.
Corsa Coal Company will operate the mine in Somerset County, Pa. – outside of Pittsburgh.
Corsa CEO George Dethlefsen said the mine will be a boon to the struggling local economy. He praised Trump’s easing of regulations and encouragement for fossil fuel exploration. Dethlefsen told Leland Vittert that for the 70 positions available in the mine, 400 people applied.
“It’s a hard day’s work every day, but it’s worth it,” one miner said.