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Trump won't be able to reverse coal's fortunes

For Mr Trump to improve coal's fate would require enormous market intervention such as direct mandates to consume coal or significant tax breaks to coal's benefit.

Austin, Texas

DONALD Trump made many important campaign promises on his way to victory. But saving coal is one promise he won't be able to keep.

Many in Appalachia and other coal-mining regions believe that President Barack Obama's supposed war on coal caused a steep decline in the...

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