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Trump Officials Helped Edit ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Report to Boost Coal

Trump Officials Helped Edit ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Report to Boost Coal

Trump administration officials pushed to highlight the value of coal-fired power plants in a government report on the “bomb cyclone” that plunged the Eastern U.S. into single-digit temperatures last
Trump's Coal Gambit May Yield Political Points, Not Mining Jobs

Trump's Coal Gambit May Yield Political Points, Not Mining Jobs

The Trump administration’s plan for reviving coal power plants is unlikely to resurrect mining jobs but may boost the president’s support among crucial Rust Belt voters before the midterm elections
The Real Barrier to Trump's Coal Bailout? His Own Appointees

The Real Barrier to Trump's Coal Bailout? His Own Appointees

A sweeping Trump administration plan to prop up ailing coal and nuclear plants has one big problem: The president’s own appointees could stand in his way.
Regulators Reject Perry’s Plan to Help Coal and Nuclear Plants

Regulators Reject Perry’s Plan to Help Coal and Nuclear Plants

The White House’s plan to bail out America’s coal country has been shot down -- by the very energy regulators that President Donald Trump appointed last year.
Trump Appointee Who Wanted to Help Coal Gets Coal for Christmas

Trump Appointee Who Wanted to Help Coal Gets Coal for Christmas

Despite months of trying, Republican Neil Chatterjee never did manage to pass a rule to save struggling coal plants by the end of his stint leading the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. As
Trump’s Plan to Bail Out Coal May Be Unraveling Under New Regulator

Trump’s Plan to Bail Out Coal May Be Unraveling Under New Regulator

The Trump administration, which was looking to have a plan in place by next week to bail out America’s coal country, will instead have to wait until the new year.
Trump’s Coal Man Is Racing Against the Clock to Bail Out Plants

Trump’s Coal Man Is Racing Against the Clock to Bail Out Plants

President Donald Trump is on the verge of subsidizing coal plants that would otherwise be driven out of business by cheaper, cleaner natural gas.
How McConnell May Have Inadvertently Undercut the Coal Industry

How McConnell May Have Inadvertently Undercut the Coal Industry

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is one of coal’s best friends, but he may have undercut the industry by rushing through the confirmation of two energy regulators.