Economics, Not Regulations, Are Waging a War on Coal

By [email protected] Speaking in Hazard, Kentucky on Monday, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the Trump administration would begin the official process to roll back President Barack Obama’s signature Clean Power Plan.

“It was wrong for the last administration to declare a war on coal, and it’s right for this administration to say the war is over,” he said. “It’s good for eastern Kentucky to hear that, right?”

The announcement — which received a standing ovation from Pruitt’s audience — makes good on Trump’s campaign promise to do away with restrictions on the coal industry. But even a drastic policy shift will

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