Nothing on Earth will bring coal mining jobs back anywhere, short of some very sudden massive need, such as WWIII. Coal is being phased out for three reasons, 1. depletion of economically recoverable resource2. dropping costs of alternatives3 (and a very distant third) environmental damage
Have a few links:http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-10-06/solar-wind-reach-a-big-renewables-turning-point-bnefhttp://cleantechnica.com/2016/01/22/solar-power-now-cheaper-than-coal-in-india-says-energy-minister/http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/striking-chart-showing-solar-power-will-take-over-world.html
Fighting cheaper AND cleaner just will not work. Not even Republican politicians will do that. They’ll just fill you full of crap for votes.
It’s a way of life that is just gone. Its done. I lived it for 17 years. And within my lifetime I expect to see coal mining relegated to metallurgical coal and chemical uses.