For those who yearn for the return of Soot, not to worry. POTUS45 is a fan of soot and has recently taken the first steps to encourage its comeback. Personally, I do not think this will result in a rebirth of the coal and steel industries. Nor do I think it will result in many additional mining and manufacturing jobs or boost the economy in my hometown and many more like it in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
My hometown was about 30 miles down the Monongahela River from Pittsburgh, PA. It wasn’t quite as bad as these pictures show. But it was close on many days, depending on the temperature and presence or absence of wind.