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Federal moves unlikely to ‘make coal great again,’ experts say at Ohio panel

The General James M. Gavin coal plant in southeast Ohio (Credit: Analog Kid / Creative Commons).

CLEVELAND — “The Trump administration’s shifts in energy and environmental policy likely won’t change the downward trajectory of America’s coal sector, industry experts reported at a panel in Cleveland this week.

The program at Case Western Reserve University delved into reasons why the United States’ coal industry has declined and the impacts of legal developments over the last quarter of a century.

Most of those legal developments cannot easily be reversed, panelists said. Nor is the Department of Energy’s latest move to give support to coal and nuclear plants for baseload purposes likely to become law anytime soon, they suggested.”

— Kathiann M. Kowalski, Midwest Energy News

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