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Follow ➡️ @cnnclimate ➡️ Coal country is in free fall and is pleading for help from Washington. That’s why the largest union in one of the dirtiest industries is broadly backing President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion green infrastructure package. Climate groups largely support Biden’s infrastructure plan, although some argue it should go further to respond to the climate crisis. The coal industry would benefit from the Biden proposals to rebuild bridges, ports and airports — all steps that would boost demand for steel, which typically uses coal as a key ingredient. “We’re for infrastructure. We’re for jobs. We’re for moving manufacturing into coalfields. We’ll work the president on that,” Cecil Roberts, president of the United Mine Workers of America, the country’s largest mine workers union, told CNN.
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