Is there a sane mind in the White House, one who believes the resurgence of coal promised by President Donald is a fiction concocted to garner November votes? Or who at least believes the coal industry is dead on its feet?
Even after his election, the president continued to promise coal renewal. In an address at the Environmental Protection Agency in March, he said:
We will unlock job producing natural gas, oil and shale energy. We will produce American coal to power American industry. [emphasis added]
President Donald has taken steps to unleash coal. He’s rolled back clean-air policies and regulations of previous administrations. He’s taken aim at President Obama’s Clean Power Plan with the goal of killing it. He has ordered the lifting of a moratorium on coal leasing on federal lands. Continue reading