The United Mine Workers of America have a unique gift for self-sabotage.
It’s not unusual, for example, for a labor union to come out in favor of a Democratic candidate. It’s more unusual when that candidate, Joe Biden, advanced a program that would clearly do away with jobs in coal at the expense of affordable energy independent of China, Russia or the Middle East.
It gets more unusual when one of the Biden administration’s first energy moves was to engage with China to sign an agreement which, among other things, aimed to tie both countries to their goals under the Paris climate accords. At the time the agreement was reached last week, the president hadn’t announced what our goals under the Paris accords were, since he’d just rejoined the agreement after former President Donald Trump’s administration pulled out of it.
On Thursday, during a virtual climate summit hosted by Biden, that