30 Jan '18, 1pm

News: Trump promised to save the coal industry; it hasn't happened

Coal trains by Flickr user Kimon Berlin (Used under CC License) Enlarge Photo You may recall that President Donald Trump made some ambitious and audacious campaign promises about his plans to revive America's dwindling coal industry. Two weeks ago, The Washington Post fact-checked the president's delivery on those promises after his first year in office—in multiples of "Pinocchios," its measure of untruthfulness for claims and statements by public figures. Good news: Trump's poor grades from The Washington Post instantly makes any ninth-grader's miserable attempts at algebra seem honorable. DON'T MISS: U.S. regulator rejects coal, nuclear bailout, says renewable energy may double by 2020 Bad news: Regardless of what Trump says about coal—or how many times he says it—the realities for the industry are discouraging. Last week, The New York Times profiled the grim future of t...

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