The Green New Deal has found a group of unlikely allies – Coal miners. All through Appalachia, coal miners are cheering for the Green New Deal as a way to save them from their dying industry and guarantee them new jobs in a booming industry. But as long as Republicans stand in the way, the Green New Deal still appears to be a pipe dream. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains what’s happening.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced