>> On the shores of Mount Storm Lake in West Virginia, the Mount Storm Power Station is burning with optimism.>> In the environmental protection.>> Just days after US President Donald Trump announced the US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Change agreement, coal industry workers here, like Adam Tracy, are rejoicing.
>> I think Trump is headed in a right direction with what he's doing. And you can tell. You can tell locally. You can tell within our company, you can tell rival companies. Everybody is optimistic right now. Hopefully it lasts.>> Trump vowed during his campaign to pull the US out of the Paris deal.
Arguing it would cost the country trillions of dollars, kill jobs, and stimie economic growth without providing tangible benefit. Tracy agrees. He hopes the decision helps revive the coal industry.>> I think by pulling out of it, you're going to see more coal companies have more confidence in the future of their company.
They're going to put more money into it.>> But even in places like Mount Storm, coal is not necessarily king anymore. Dominion Energy which owns the Mount Storm station is already investing in wind power, producing enough electricity to power 66,000 homes. Local Barbara Bish says that it's a small alternative to coal.
I've known a handful of people working with the turbines, and they make good money doing that. And it's a lot safer. You can be way up in the air looking down at everything, instead of in this nasty stinking coal mines.>> West Virginia's entire congressional delegation supported Trump's decision, hoping it will eventually have a positive impact on their districts.
Although, that impact is likely years away.