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Bleak outlook for Trump's promises to coal miners

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The US coal industry and the jobs that support it have been in decline for decades; the fuel's number one rival is cheap, cleaner-burning natural gas.

New York

DONALD Trump made coal a centrepiece of his campaign, holding rousing rallies with miners in hard hats, who he said had been neglected under eight years of the Obama administration. The strategy paid off, helping him score crucial wins in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Now, though

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