First it is "affected".<quoted text> I don't think you grasp how devastating the loss of jobs from coal would effect your economy. All you have to do is to look at the steel cities and see how long it took them to even recovery some of the jobs they once had. The coal jobs in your community has effected every aspect of your economy. I hope you know of a source that can take the place of the coal jobs in your area. All of your businesses will be effected by the loss of these jobs.
Second, it has been coming forever and no Leadership has left us out of luck.