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Survey of Utilities Proves Trump was Wrong to Gut Pollution Restrictions on Coal Industry

coal-1626401_1920.jpgIn recent executive orders, President Trump announced his intention to allow coal companies to spew significantly more health-endangering chemicals into the environment. "Reducing costs will bring back coal industry jobs", is Trump's justification. But a survey of 32 utilities--all of whom had been moving away from coal production-- proves that Trump's justification is wrong. Only one of the 32 said that Trump's executive orders caused it to re-think its move away from coal. Overwhelmingly, the utility companies said that Trump's orders will not cause them to re-commit to coal, largely because alternative energy sources--such as natural gas, wind and solar power--are so much cheaper. No one should have been surprised by these survey results, least of all the President. The high water mark for American coal industry employment was 1925, almost a century ago, and the steady declines since have tracked the declines in many American industries over than time.

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