Any displaced coal miners or power plant workers who worked in Ohio may be eligible for retraining to work in the Marcellus and Utica shale industry, thanks to a $ 2 million grant from the Obama administration.
Even as the administration's Clean Power Plan, Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, and Stream Protection Rule continue threatening coal industry jobs, the $ 2 million grant to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services will allow out-of-work coal miners to receive new training to work in the oil and natural gas industry.
The cumulative $ 14.5 million worth of grants totals what the administration calls a "down payment" on a proposed $ 10 billion stimulus plan for areas impacted by coal industry related job losses. The funding is part of the administration's Partnership for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization Initiative.Read more by clicking here.
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