31 Jan '18, 2pm

Despite Trump's Remark, There Is No War On Coal and It's Definitely Not Clean

Despite Trump's Remark, There Is No War On Coal and It's Definitely Not Clean President Donald Trump 's line, "We have ended the war on beautiful, clean coal " drew some of the biggest claps and cheers from Republican lawmakers at last night's State of the Union address. Energy Sec. Rick Perry , who wants to bail out uncompetitive coal plants , quickly bopped up with a standing ovation. Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke , who wants to open federal lands to mining , stood up shortly after. You can watch their enthusiastic reaction here: But there are a few problems with their boss' remark. First, there is no war on coal. Market forces, the country's glut of cheap natural gas , increased energy efficiency and renewable energy have all contributed to the coal industry's decline. While the Trump administration has aggressively pushed for fossil fuels and has rolled back a number of reg...

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