As you know, the President of the United States is a man of his word (nah, don’t ask what his word is) so he is bound to honor all his promises.
Because I am sympathetic to their plight I really must take exception to the idea that returning to the mines is in anyone’s best interest. In the U.S. fatalities are way down from what I guess was the peak of 3,242 in 1907. It seems it’s now down to about 20 a year. Black lung disease is still a problem though.
China (another promise)
is still remarkably accident prone. In 2013, 1049 people died. Nothing like the march to progress.