In 2015, a group of coal miners went on strike in Wyoming to protest the closing of several mines and other layoffs.
The strike was successful in forcing the closure of three mines and shuttering two others.
It also forced the closure and shutdown of two schools in the area.
The strikers were joined by many other local communities that were also on strike.
The protests, which continued for more than two years, led to the closure or shutdown of coal mines and schools in Wyoming, Arizona, New Mexico, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Utah, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
But it was the shutdown of the coal mines that made headlines and forced the Trump administration to respond.
Coal mining, like many industries, has faced significant challenges.
A 2016 study by the Pew Charitable Trusts found that coal mining employment in the United States dropped by nearly 4.5 percent between 2000 and 2015.
Coal workers have also been affected by the increased use of fracking, which has led to a surge in coal production.
In 2015 alone, the Obama administration declared that the use of shale gas would have a major impact on the coal industry.
The fracking boom in recent years has led many mining companies to lay off workers and shift production from traditional methods to unconventional technologies.
Some of those unconventional technologies include water wells, horizontal drilling, hydraulic fracturing, coal ash, hydraulic fracking, underground disposal of coal ash and horizontal fracking.
A recent study by Bloomberg News found that there are more than 8,000 jobs at risk at coal mines, according to the coal mining industry’s official website.
And according to a 2016 report from the American Federation of Government Employees, there are nearly 4,000 coal mining jobs at stake in states such as Wyoming, Alabama, Alabama and Tennessee.
But these job losses are not all bad news for coal miners.
The closures of coal-mining facilities in the West are also hurting the economy and communities that depend on them.
“The closures are hurting people who work at those mines, who depend on those mines for their livelihood,” said Michael Gentry, the executive director of the American Council of La Raza.
“These closures are not only hurting the workers, but they are hurting communities as well.”
Gentry also said that the closure is also affecting other coal mines in the region.
“That’s going to affect the local economies and the people who live there,” he said.
Coal miners in the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania.
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon) “The communities that rely on these mines have been hurt by the closures,” Gentry said.
“Those communities are going to suffer, because that’s what the mines are for.”
The impact on communities and the coal miners themselves has also been devastating for the communities around the mines.
“It’s not just the people at the mines, but the people around the mine as well,” Genter said.
He added that the community around the coal mine is not only the ones who depend upon the mines for employment.
“In the coal towns, the people living there depend on the mines,” Gent said.
And that is not something that’s going away, according the coal company that operates the Marsellus Shales in Pennsylvania, Murray Energy.
The company announced last year that it had laid off over 1,000 workers at the Marbella Mine in West Virginia and at the Caspian Shale mine in Kazakhstan.
The layoffs at the two mines, which are located roughly 130 miles (205 kilometers) apart, were part of a larger effort by Murray Energy to streamline its operations and reduce its workforce.
The coal company is also seeking to slash costs at the nearby Caspi mine in Uzbekistan, where it is currently operating a massive expansion project.
In a statement to The American Prospect, Murray stated that it will not lay off anyone in West Viriginia, where the coal operations are located.
“As a coal company, we are committed to working with communities to reduce our carbon footprint, and to support local economies in all regions of West Virgiare,” the statement read.
“We have been committed to helping communities across West Virgaia meet their carbon goals for years, and are confident that we will continue to make a positive impact for our communities.”
However, Gentry of the AFL-CIO said the closures are also having a significant impact on coal miners and communities in the Appalachian region, where many communities rely on the industry.
“You know, I think a lot of people are going through a really tough time right now,” he told The American Progress.
“They’re hurting economically, they’re hurting physically, they have to go out and do other things, and they’re just really struggling financially.”
Gent also said the loss of coal jobs is also having an impact on those who are trying to get back into the coal fields.
“There’s a lot more coal mining that’s coming back into this region,” Gents said.
The Trump administration has also tried to make it more difficult