06 Jul '18, 11pm

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Coal is struggling in the U.S. — we’re using less of it , and plants are shutting down . But President Trump is following through on his campaign promise to bring back coal. Last month, he called for a bailout for the nation’s floundering coal-fired and nuclear power plants. Keeping these coal plants afloat would have deadly consequences. The sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides emissions could lead to the deaths of more than 800 Americans, according to a paper out Thursday from independent nonprofit research group Resources for the Future. The researchers analyzed what Trump’s bailout policy could mean for emissions, public health, and jobs, given that struggling plants stay open for two more years, as reports have suggested the plan would do . The plants would churn out some serious emissions in that scenario — over two years, we’d see an additional 22 million tons of CO2....

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