Petition Closed
Petitioning Alabama State Senate and 22 others

No Tax Incentives for the Coal Mining Industry in Alabama


This bill will work against its proposed purpose of creating jobs and will continue practices that cannot last. This bill is designed to create and secure jobs in the mining industry, but the mining industry is actually reducing jobs according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2008-2018). This bill will also reduce the likelihood that companies already engaged in mining would invest in energy alternatives that will actually create jobs. This bill creates or continues risks to the health of the workers and the people and children of our state. Our future is not in mining; it is in innovation and development of sustainable practices- sustaining our resources. This myopic bill is an affront to our children's future and implies an indifference in securing resources for them to have for their children-in the hopes of promoting jobs that are actually declining.

Letter to
Alabama State Senate
State Senator Paul Sanford
State Senator Billy Beasley
and 20 others
State Senator Slade Blackwell
State Senator Clay Scofield
State Senator William Holtzclaw
State Senator Paul Bussman
State Senator Dick Brewbaker
State Senator Jerry Fielding
Alabama State Senate
State Senator Tammy Irons
State Senator Bobby Singleton
State Senator Marc Keahey
State Senator Quinton Ross
State Senator Hank Sanders
State Senator Vivian Figures
State Senator Roger Bedford
State Senator Rodger Smitherman
State Senator Linda Coleman
State Senator Harri Smith
State Senator Priscilla Dunn
State Senator Gerald Allen
Alabama Governor
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Alabama Governor and State Senate.

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Vote against Pro Mining House Bill 144-

This is not where our future lies-in an industry with declining jobs.

This bill will work against its proposed purpose of creating jobs and will continue practices that cannot last. This bill is designed to create and secure jobs in the mining industry, but the mining industry is actually reducing jobs according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2008-2018). This bill will also reduce the likelihood that companies already engaged in mining would invest in energy alternatives that will actually create jobs. This bill creates or continues risks to the health of the workers and the people and children of our state. Our future is not in mining; it is in innovation and development of sustainable practices. This myopic bill is an affront to our children's future and implies an indifference in securing resources for them to have for their children-in the hopes of promoting jobs that are actually declining and ignoring prospects of jobs in other growing industries that are already improving the quality of life in other states.
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Sincerely,