Bad news for Rachel Notley. The results of the Presidential election in the rust and coal belts of the United States are exactly what happens when you tell people that you are going to take their jobs away. You lose and you lose big.
On the campaign trail, Hillary Clinton said she would shut down coal mines and put coal companies out of business. Watch my video to see what she said and how it played out in West Virginia’s coal country.
But there was more. Right after the election results rolled in, coal company stock prices rose and green energy companies fell. Why? With the election of Trump, the war on coal-and the war on coal miners and coal mining towns-is over.
The war on fossil fuels in the United States is over, too. It’s going to be acceptable to drill, dig and build again.
There is a lesson in all this for Rachel Notley. She has told Alberta coal miners she is going to kill their jobs and their towns, and even crazier, she expects to be rewarded for it in 2019.
Notley has the same war on coal that Hillary does, and it will end the same way-with an election loss.
Alberta coal miners, those 15,000 hard working men and women who Notley is waging a war on in places like Grande Cache, Hanna, Forestburg and Wabamun, are not going to vote the way their union tells them to anymore.
Albertans will vote for their own jobs and their own best interests just like West Virginia coal miners did.