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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Since he took office, U.S. coal consumption has hit a 41-year low and coal plant closures have actually accelerated. The next to fall, in December, will be Colstrip units 1 and 2, which have been keeping the lights on throughout the Pacific Northwest since 1975. Shutting down one-third of the capacity of the largest coal plant west of the Mississippi comes even after Trump scrapped the Obama-era Clean Power Plan and his administration pledged $39 million to make coal plants run cleaner. "There's nothing he can do about it," said Randy Hardy, an energy consultant and former head of the Bonneville Power Administration. "The market economics are so compelling that absent massive federal government subsidies to keep coal alive, you couldn't do it economically."

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"Please say it's not true! Trump is supposed to be polluting the US with evil coal fired power plants. We need the coal meme badly!"

The usual suspects.

#1 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-26 06:06 PM | Reply

Apparently "I alone" is akin to "hold my beer"

Apologies in advanced if cribbed

#2 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-09-26 08:16 PM | Reply

Clearly this is Obama's fault.

#3 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-09-27 06:44 AM | Reply

I thought we were going to make coal great again...

#4 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-09-27 07:20 AM | Reply

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