Coal Miners Back Infrastructure Plan, Biden Administration Unveils Cybersecurity Plan
The largest coal miners’ union in America is backing President Biden’s $2 trillion Green Energy Plan. President of the United Mine Workers of America, Cecil Roberts said “anybody who would not accept jobs where jobs are desperately needed is making a horrendous mistake.” Biden’s American Jobs Plan will improve the nation’s infrastructure and switch to greener energy. The coal industry would benefit from the Biden proposal by rebuilding bridges, ports and airports which would boost the demand for steel which coal is the main ingredients of.
The Biden Administration also kicked off a 100 day effort yesterday to beef up cybersecurity in the nation’s power grid. The move follows a cyber-attack in Florida that tried compromising a water treatment plant. The Energy Department said the initiative would outline actionable steps for utility owners and operators that could help detect and defend against cyberattacks. Cybersecurity has been a main focus in President Biden’s first 100 days following the SolarWinds intrusion by alleged Russian hackers and the Microsoft Exchange Server vulnerabilities that exposed tens of thousands of systems worldwide.