Rise In Coal Use Sparks Resurgence In Deadly Mining Practices In Mexico

Rise In Coal Use Sparks Resurgence In Deadly Mining Practices In Mexico

Rise In Coal Use Sparks Resurgence In Deadly Mining Practices In Mexico

In a bid for greater financial equality paired with increased energy security, populist Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has worked to revive Mexico’s small-scale coal mining industry. Two years ago, a plan was enacted to revive the coal mining industry in economically stricken rural areas of northern Mexico, and give preference to buying coal from the smallest mines via the state-owned power utility, the Federal Electricity Commission. Instead of redistributing wealth to the poorest Mexicans and reviving small-town…