The use of coal is continuing. I am in South East Iowa. The BNSF coal train passes 5 to ten times per day and carries a lot of coal. I have counted as many as 130 cars being transported through this nice small town of Fairfield. We don’t like it but no body is doing anything about it.
The winters here are uncertain. What used to be a much more consistent winter is now mixed with warm and melting periods.