A major coal-mining company that has pushed the Trump administration for a bailout of the industry quietly signed a deal last fall with a Chinese manufacturer to produce mining equipment and did not disclose it to the White House or other government agencies.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R, Ark.) praised the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement on Monday that it will remove limits on coal-burning, which the Obama administration imposed on Arkansas, to give the state freedom to create its own plan to curb pollution.
Repealing the Clean Power Plan will save $33 billion in costs passed onto energy consumers, according to senior Trump administration officials.
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (R.) revealed Wednesday that he had asked President Donald Trump for $4.5 billion to aid his state’s ailing coal industry.
Russian pranksters took a shot at U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry when they impersonated Ukraine Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroisman in a 22-minute phone call.
Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) recently accepted thousands of dollars in donations from a political action committee founded by a fellow Senate Democrat who wants to put “every coal electricity generating plant in a museum,” a Federal Election Commission report revealed Wednesday.
NBA great Bill Walton, formerly a paid spokesman for one of the country’s largest renewable energy companies, has been using his platform as an ESPN announcer to bash coal and promote “sustainability.”